Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma on Thursday undertook an extensive tour of Raj Bagh Silk factory, Solina Silk Filature and Shoddy plants to get a first-hand input about the interventions done in order to carry out the revival of these historical units.
The Advisor was accompanied by Director Industries & Commerce, Kashmir, Mehmood Shah; Director, JK Industries, Javid Iqbal and other senior officers.
While inspecting the revival measures being undertaken by the government, the Advisor was informed about the role of these units in contributing to the economy as well as employment generation since last so many decades. It was also given out that the silk produced in these units is of world-class quality and has created a niche for itself in markets both at the national and global level.
The Advisor said that the government has already initiated several measures which would effectively catalyze the industrial scenario in J&K.
The Advisor was also informed that the Solina Silk Factory revival has been done under the World Bank aided project. He was also told that Jammu & Kashmir is one of the leading producers of wool in the country and now the wool processing is being done at Bemina Woolen Mill which was otherwise being done in other states.
The Advisor later visited the showrooms of JK Silk Factory, Bemina Woolen Mills and inspected the different items of silk, tweed and wool being produced by these units.
Advisor Sharma while interacting with officers called for undertaking a comprehensive marketing strategy for competing at the national and global level so that the pristine glory of these heritage units and the products being manufactured there is restored.