Govt Allots Land For 15 Projects In Jammu

Projects Worth Rs 20000 Cr Employing 84000 Persons Awaiting Nod

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday approved allotment of land for 15 projects in Jammu division with a projected investment of Rs 1548 crore and potential of generating employment for 5000 people.

The decision in this regard was taken in the first meeting of high level land allotment committee J&K to approve allotment of land for establishing Projects having proposed investment from Rs. 50 crore to Rs. 200 crore under the provisions of J&K Industrial Land Allotment Policy, an official spokesperson said. The meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Ranjan P Thakur.

According to the official spokesperson, the panel took up 23 cases for allotment of land in various Industrial Estates of Jammu Division with a projected investment of Rs 2447 Crore.

“After deliberations on case to case basis the committee approved 15 cases of land allotment with a projected investment of Rs. 1548 Cr having employment potential of 5000. The process of land allotment, for the first time adopted a strategy of ranking on the basis of different parameters of the Project Report and presentations,” he said.

“The Committee decided to keep 8 projects pending on the basis of huge requirement of power for operation with less employment potential and also due to restriction on setting up of Red category units in Industrial Area Ghatti, Kathua,” he added.

The meeting, he said, was also informed that proposals with a projected investment of Rs 10,000 crore and employment potential of approximately 34000 persons in Jammu and about Rs 10,000 crore and employment potential of approximately 50000 persons in Kashmir are under the process of being approved.

“Therefore, Projects worth 20000 Cr employing 84000(Approx.) persons in J&K are in the process of being approved,” he said.

The official spokesperson further said that the Principal Secretary termed it a historical moment in the industrial development of Jammu and Kashmir. Thakur, he said, highlighted that the process of land allotment has been streamlined and is transparent.

The applications are received round the clock on the Single Window Portal www.investjk.in making it an ongoing process.

Earlier, he said, Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries and Commerce Jammu (Member Secretary, High Level Land Allotment Committee) presented the cases before the Committee and expressed optimism that the decisions in the meeting usher in new era of growth, industrialisation and employment generation in J&K besides promoting a culture of entrepreneurship.

B M Sharma, Member Secretary, J&K PCC, Dr. Tahir Firdous, Additional Secretary, PDD, Ved Prakash, Joint Director, I&C Department, Rattan Dogra Chairman, FoIJ and other officers of Industries & Commerce Department, SIDCO and SICOP attended the meeting.

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