Asks pvt cement factories to take pollution control measures
SRINAGAR, JUNE 16-Minister of State for Industries & Commerce, Power, Housing and Urban Development Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Mir today visited JK Cements Factory Khrew and JK Minerals Wuyan and took stock of the functioning of these units.
MLA, Pampore, Mir Zahoor Ahmad and a team of officers accompanied the Minister during the tour.
The Minister inspected various sections of the Khrew Cement Plant including cement mill, packing plant, raw mill and kiln and reviewed the working of these units.
The Minister, while emphasizing on maintaining the quality of the cement production, said that adequate raw material supply should be ensured. He added that the existing plant needs to be improved to make it economically more profitable.
While visiting JK Minerals Wuyan, the Minister assured the locals that a playground and an Industrial Estate would shortly be established in place of a closed plant, there.
Interacting with the management of the factory, the Minister stressed upon them to work with utmost dedication and redouble their efforts so that factory becomes a profitable enterprise. He also directed the Managing Director to focus on increasing the production of the factory by taking innovative measures.
Earlier, the employees and workers put forth their demands for consideration of the Minister.
Later, the Minister also visited various existing Private Cement Factories in the area and directed them to take immediate measures to check pollution generated by these units. He warned the factory owners of severe action against any laxity on this count.
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