4114 Apply for Land After New Land Allotment Policy in J&K

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Jammu- The industries and commerce department of Jammu and Kashmir government has received over 4,000 online applications for land allotment pledging a proposed investment of Rs 44,327 crore, besides an estimated employment generation potential of 1,84,100 engagements, an official spokesman said on Tuesday.

These details were shared in a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday to review the functioning of the I&C Department.

Under the new land allotment policy, the official spokesperson said that it was informed that the Industries Department has so far received 4,114 online applications for land allotment, pledging a proposed investment of Rs. 44,327 crores with an estimated employment generation potential of 1,84,100 engagements.

“It was further informed that all these applications are being processed under the single window system wherein land is being allotted through a transparent mechanism giving due weightage to the proposed investment per Kanal, proposed direct employment per Kanal, category of industry, environmental impact assessment, and others,” he said.

To maintain transparency in the allotment process, he said, the finalized list of allottees along with application and selection details is shared on the Department’s official website and objections are called before official allotment.

According to the official spokesperson, the Chief Secretary directed completion of the allotment process in favour of eligible applicants and ensure generation of approximately 2 lakh employment in 18 months, besides submitting a consolidated report on applications processed, and time taken in their processing- land allotment- and establishing the industrial unit along with the respective employment generation potential.

“Dr. Mehta further impressed upon the Department to integrate the single window system with the rapid assessment system to enable the applicant to share feedback with the Department,” he said.

Mehta, he said, also directed the completion of end-to-end digitization of all services identified under (EoDB) by the end of this month by focussing on the remaining services of a handful of departments.

“Moreover, the Industries & Commerce Department was asked to develop handicraft and handloom haats in all district headquarters to provide readymade market to the local products. The Department was further asked to expedite identifying one product per district that can be taken up for large-scale export to national and international markets,” he added.

To boost the handicrafts and handlooms of Jammu and Kashmir, the official spokesperson said that Mehta stressed the linkage of the local market with the e-commerce platforms after suitable certification of product quality.

“Besides, he also emphasized the importance of GI tag of local products and quality testing thereafter to gain consumers’ confidence in the quality of products from Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

During the recently held Dubai Expo 2022, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has signed MoUs with various entities to bring in an investment of about Rs 3,000 crore, which includes industry giants like Emaar, Lulu, Matu Investments, Al Maya Group, and Noon e-commerce, among others.

During 2021-22, the industries and commerce department has sanctioned 1,392 cases under the Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) with a subsidy amount of Rs 19.34 crore. It also sponsored 2,810 cases under Credit Card for Artisans with a sanctioned amount of Rs 1.89 crore, established 26 Karkhandars (units) and organised 20 exhibitions for the promotion of J&K’s industry and commerce, the official spokesman said.

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