SRINAGAR A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) led by Nasir Hamid Khan, Senior Vice President held the first meeting of the Joint Economic Monitoring Group constituted under the directions of the Governor Satya Pal Malik.
A KCCI spokesman said that Group has been constituted to monitor the regular redressal of economic issues and follow-up on the decisions of the Government taken from time to time.
The Group is headed by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and has all major Head of Departments including Chief Engineer I&FC, PWD (R&B), PDD, Director Srinagar Airport, representative of Municipality, SDA, LAWDA, Horticulture, Tourism, Handicrafts, and other enforcement agencies of the Government. Meeting was held in the office chambers of the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir. The Divisional Commissioner has directed the holding of weekly meetings of the Group for speedy disposal of pending issues.
The agenda of the meeting was mainly regarding the Air/Road Connectivity, revival of Carpet/Handicraft Sector, problems faced by the Entrepreneurs like non-availability of land and procedural constraints like Pollution Clearances, Power Tariff issue of the Tourism Industry, Conservation of the Dal Lake, Crop Insurance Scheme, Prevention and Management of Floods and the restoration of the Cross-LOC Trade.