SRINAGAR: Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kashmir CCIK called on Director Industries Saloni Rai and welcomed her on her appointment.
The delegation led by its President Tariq Rashid Ghani apprised her of the economic health of the Valley which is trying to bounce back after repeated setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The delegation urged the Director of Industries to sanction the land allotment for the entrepreneurs who also have made the payment against the assigned land.
The delegation also requested the Director Industries to auction the lands not being utilised by the investors whose projects or units are defunct.
“Those allotted lands should be re-advertised for the new aspiring entrepreneurs so that the land doesn’t remain defunct rather is put to use by another interested and qualified entrepreneur,” said Tariq Rashid Ghani.
The CCIK President further urged the Director Industries to provide industrial benefits to tourism sector which has been declared as an industry way back in 1996.
He said hoteliers who provide large scale employment should be provided electricity tariff at par with the industrial units.
The CCIK said due to long process at various departments, many entrepreneurs feel discouraged to invest.
“There has to be a single window clearance system under which an entrepreneur can apply for all NOCs at one place and project should be sanctioned without much of the hassle to boost ease of doing business,” said Ghani.