Promote local industry in J&K: Dy CM to industrialists

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today advocated for promotion of local industry in the state.
Speaking to a delegation of industrialists and trader bodies amid the presence of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Dr Singh said, “Government is keen to develop local industry in the State.” He said a dedicated system of power distribution is being put in place to ensure round the clock electricity to the Industrial Estates in the State.
“We seek cooperation from the members of State’s industry to protect and promote local industry in the State,” said the Deputy Chief Minister.
Meanwhile Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga said the Government under the instructions and continued guidance of the Chief Minister is determined to turnaround many of the sick units like Joinery Mills, Silk and Woollen Mills to make them profitable ventures.
He said the infrastructure at Industrial Estates is being upgraded to match the increased requirements of entrepreneurs with the changing times.
Vice-Chairmen of several industrial corporations; Commissioner-Secretary, Shailendra Kumar and other senior officers of Divisional administration and Industries & Commerce Department were present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the modernized and upgraded Udyog Bhawan at Railhead which has been redone with the use of local art pieces like Khatamband and other woodworks.
She also formally unveiled the Data Centre there which would have online stocking of items by the SICOP besides GIS mapping of all the Industrial Estates.
The Data Centre has been set up to put in transparency and accountability in the functioning of various agencies of Industries Department. It would also have an application tracking system by which any industrialist o entrepreneur can access the status of his or her complaint or request anytime.
Besides, the Data Centre would also be linked to the Traffic Department for executing e-challans and managing the traffic signalling systems in the Srinagar and Jammu cities.