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The State of Jammu and Kashmir has the rare distinction of having more than eight languages in which quality literature is being produced. Two major regional languages namely; Dogri and Kashmiri are recognized by the Sahitya Akademi, Delhi and Awards are being given by it in these languages. It is noteworthy that prior to setting up of the Academy very little literature was being produced in these languages.

Various schemes operated by the Academy for the promotion of these languages and literature has yielded fruitful results. Work in Gojri and Pahari Languages was undertaken by the Academy in the late seventies.

For furtherance of the languages contained in the 6th Schedule of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir and other major languages of the region, Academy has embarked upon the following plans: -
Publication of Sheeraza
Publication of Annual Anthologies
Publication of Books
Preservation of Folklore
Subsidy to Authors
Mushairas, Seminars, Literary Conferences Etc
All State Writers' Camps
Playscript competitions
Meet The Eminent Contemporary Programmes
Installation Of Memorials