SRINAGAR: – Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has said the government has undertaken several measures to boost the industrial scenario in the state. He said greater industrial activity would result in uplift of economy besides creation of job opportunities for the local youth.
The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with a deputation of Association of Industries, Jammu, Federation of Industries, Jammu/Kashmir and Kashmir Electric Manufactures Association Kashmir represented by Rajesh Jain, S B Abrol, Vikar-ul-Malik, Ashraf Mir, Virender Jain, Nayeem Raja, Bashir Ahmad and Altaf Ahmed.
The deputations projected several issues like waving off electric bills of the sick units, installation of 20MVA transformer at Gangyal, power load sanction, dedicated feeder and power connections for industrial units, power sanction of pending cases in industrial areas, enhancement of limit of the power load and the issue of bidding standard document.
The Deputy Chief Minister assured the deputations of time-bound redress of the issues projected by them and maintained that industry forms one of the core sectors in J&K and it has been accordingly prioritized by the Government. He said several initiatives which are industry-friendly have been initiated and the local industry has also benefited from the same.
Dr Singh said to encourage the people for setting up industrial units, the single window clearance system has been put in place which would ensure the process of obtaining permissions is made easy. He said that adequate supply of electricity would be also ensured to the industrial estates across the state.
The Deputy Chief Minister also directed the officers to ensure that adequate rationalization of power is done between the industries and the local consumers especially in Jammu region in view of the hot summer season, so that every section of the society gets the requisite supply of electric power.
Earlier, a deputation of Jammu Kashmir Chess Association led by its president, Atul Gupta, senior Vice-President, A R Wani, Vice President Baldev Raj and other senior office-bearers called on Deputy Chief Minister yesterday.
While interacting with the Deputy Chief Minister, the association informed him about the measures taken by it for the promotion of Chess in the State. It was also given out that South Asian Chess Championship (SACC) would be held in Srinagar from the 1st week of September in which players from SAARC countries would participate.
The Deputy Chief Minister while appreciating the efforts of the association said that the holding of SACC in the valley is a welcome step and government would provide all the requisite logistic and other allied support to them.
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