5-member KCCI delegation calls on Dy CM, submits charter of demands

Srinagar

A 5-member delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) headed by its President, Javid Ahmad Tenga called on the Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta on Thursday and discussed with him the issues related to the Kashmir Industry.

The spokesman said delegation also submitted a memorandum of demands to the Deputy Chief Minister and urged for addressing these at the earliest. The issues which have been highlighted in the memorandum included representation of KCCI in the JK Trade Promotion Organization, industrial package on the pattern of northeast States, land transfer of Zainakote Industrial Estate, further streamlining the LoC trade and other allied issues confronted the Kashmir Industry.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who is also Minister-in-charge Industries & Commerce gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured to examine all the highlighted issues on priority and their appropriate disposal. He said Government is keen to promote the industrial sector in the Jammu and Kashmir which is key to the economy of the State. He sought the cooperation from the KCCI in ensuring the conducive atmosphere in the Valley, which is must for the prosperity of this vital sector. He referred to his recent meeting with the Prime Minister regarding the promotion and special incentives for the industries in the State on the analogy of north-east States.  He also maintained that the Government will maintain close coordination with the Kashmir and Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industries for achieving better results.

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