Dy CM reviews functioning of state mineral projects

SRINAGAR, JUN 14: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today convened a meeting of JK Minerals Limited to review its functioning besides working out plans for streamlining of corporation here
The meeting was attended by JK Mineral MD Vikram Gupta, company secy Irfan Mir and other concerned officers of JK Minerals Limited.
During the meeting, the deputy CM who is holding the charge of Industries and Commerce Department reviewed the present status of Gypsum Mine in Assar and Parlanka, Sapphire Mine in Padder, Coal Mine in Kalakote and various others.
He also took stock of impediments in successful exploitation of this natural wealth of State.
MD, JK Mineral apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about the projects in hand with the corporation.
He further said that Lime Stone Quarry at Khrew in Srinagar and Magnesite project Panthal in Udhampur district are non-functional presently. MD, JK Minerals also apprised the deputy CM about the financial position of the corporation besides status of these projects with regard to extraction of minerals along with revenue generated from these projects.
Kavinder Gupta stressed on the need of running these projects on commercial lines. He also asked for ensuring quality of products that is being extracted from these mines to meet the market requirements.
“There is a need to explore all possibilities to harness the mineral resources of the state to boost the economy and to make mining operations profitable through enhanced production and sale,” Kavinder said.
MD, JK Mineral, also apprised the deputy CM of various issues related to streamlining of the Corporation.