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Says Quality Service Imperative To Withstand Stiff Market Competitions

JAMMU – The Minister for Industries and Commerce, S.S Slathia today asked the printing fraternity of the State to switchover to latest technology which he says was imperative to withstand stiff market competition in the present era of innovations.

Speaking at a simple but impressive award giving functions organized by the Jammu Printers Associations held at K.C. Residency, Jammu, Slathia asked the printing fraternity to update their machinery for providing standard quality printing to the customers so that they are not compelled to go outside  the state for this purpose. 

He assured that the Government would provide them all the possible support and assistance for this purpose. He said printing industry in the state has a great potential to grow and it can avail all the benefits and incentives available under the Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) Sector would be made available to printing industry also. He said all the possibilities will be explored to provide 100% subsidy on D. G. Sets upto limit of Rs. 25.00 lacs to the Printing Units.

Responding to the demands of the printing Industry, Slathia said possibilities will be explored to give purchase preference to the local printing units for Printing Official documents and calendars of the Government Departments, Public Sector undertakings (PSU’s) and Banking Institutions provided quality printing at reasonable rates is offered. He asked the entrepreneurs associated with printing to lay emphasis on quality to promote their business in the present era of Cut throat competition world over.

“In the present era of cut throat competitions, the Printing Press Industry shall have to improve its performances and quality, for which the state Government and its Cabinet will be always at their beck and call”, . Slathia assured. He also assured to explore possibilities for providing office space for the Printing Press Industry at Jammu to provide them a platform to discuss their day to day problems and programmes. He said Government is endeavoring hard to improve the lot of entrepreneurs adding that for the first time in the history of the State, a whooping sum of Rs. 1000.00 crores has been provided to Industrialists as subsidy.

The Minister also released Annual Calendar and Directory of the JPA besides presenting award and trophies among the office bearers of JPA and Indian Printing and Allied Machinery Manufacturers Associations (IMAMA) and All India Federations of Master Printers ( AIFMP), those who received awards included Vice Chairman OBC, Board, . Kuldeep Vermaa, President, AIFMP, . Rajneesh Manuja, Vice President ( North) AIFMP, S. Joginder Singh, President IPAMA, . K. S. Khurana, Member Governing Council IPAMA, S. Amarjeet Singh, Former President JPA, . Adarsh Paul Gupta, General Secretary, Press Club, Jammu and . Sohail Kazmi, General Secretary, Press Club Jammu and Editor “ Taskeen”

The members of the Printing Fraternity were asked to attend the Mega Printing & Packaging Show, Print Pack India Show-2013 being organized under the aegis of IPAMA from February 23 to 28th, 2013 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida, NCR, India to get themselves acquainted with the latest innovations in the Printing and Packaging fields at the National and International Levels.

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