Projects worth Rs. 116.41 cr to be undertaken with WB assistance

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SRINAGAR: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today chaired a meeting to review the proposals and progress of various projects of Industries and Commerce department.

 The Minister expressed empathy with the grieving families of people killed in recent unrest and hoped for speedy recovery of those injured. He further directed the officers to ensure attendance in the offices thereby keeping them effectively functional.

 Mr. Ganga reviewed the proposals of Project Implementation Unit constituted within Industries and Commerce Department under the World Bank assisted Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP).

The proposals include upgradation of Kashmir Haat, skill training for flood affected in handicraft sector, PG professional education, development of handicraft clusters, handloom development, weavers livelihood and skill rebuilding, creation and maintenance of e-commerce portal for J&K handicrafts, establishment of market centres for cocoon growers, reelers and sheep rearers.

The Minister also took stock of the proposals under The Aggregative Macro Economic and Infrastructure Rebuilding Plan (TAMEIR). TAMEIR is a Rs. 80,000 crore Prime Minister’s relief package for the state to assist the state in rebuilding infrastructure in the state which got devastated in the floods of 2014.

To be completed by March 2017, TAMIER plan covers projects worth Rs.200 crore to be completed by March 2017 and includes up gradation of industrial estates in Anantnag, Anchidoora, Bijbehara, Pulwama, Poonch, Udhampur, Kathua among others.

The Minister said that the progress on these projects will be evaluated on a monthly basis to ensure adherence to time schedule as well as quality standards.

 The Minister further directed the heads of various corporations to begin compilation of data and vision documents along with business plans to be presented in respective board meetings to be conducted next month.

 

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