LG Calls For Quick Process To Facilitate J&K Investment Proposals


Srinagar- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday directed the officials of the Industries and Commerce department to speed up the process of facilitating investment proposals in Jammu and Kashmir and focus on the development of Private Industrial Estates to facilitate the industrial growth in the Union Territory.

Sinha passed these directions while chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the I&C department here at Civil Secretariat, an official spokesperson said.

During the meeting, the LG, he said, sought a detailed briefing on the present status of Investment proposals, land bank, progress of work on Industrial Estates, Medi-cities, MoUs with industry leaders, online services etc.

Sinha, he said, directed the Directors I&C Department to hold regular meetings with chamber & industry representatives and take stock of their issues and concerns.

“Chief Secretary, J&K will meet the Industry representatives, Chambers every three months to resolve the issues and challenges confronting the businesses,” he said.

Pertinently, the LG on June 25 met Industry Leaders and representatives of various Industries Associations from across Jammu & Kashmir in Srinagar, and a similar interaction will be held in Jammu in the first week of August.

According to the spokesperson, the LG passed explicit directions for speeding up the process of facilitating investment proposals in the UT.

“He asked the officials to focus on the development of Private Industrial Estates to facilitate the industrial growth in J&K,” he said.

He further said that the LG also sought the progress on developing Medi-Cities in the UT, which will strengthen the health sector, enhance the educational seats and create employment opportunities for thousands of medical professionals.

“The Lt Governor further called for identifying the measures that can be taken to improve J&K’s Ease of Doing Business ranking,” he added.

As per the spokesperson, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary instructed for taking feedback from the users regarding online services being provided by Industries & Commerce department and also advised for linking these online services with e-Unnat and integrating them with RAS as well.

He further said that Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department gave a detailed briefing on the overall working of the Industries & Commerce department.

The LG will be chairing a meeting every month to review the progress of the I&C department.

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