KCCI hopes New Government to ‘unlock Potential, Resources within State’

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) Friday said that it is looking forward to the assumption of office by a political dispensation in Jammu and Kashmir which will look towards “unlocking the potential and resources within the State”.

“We at KCC&I hope they come to the expectations of the people. The credible leadership and a team with a sense of purpose is a precondition,” a KCC&I statement said this afternoon.

Praising the administration of Governor N N Vohra, KCC&I said, “Governor of J&K has raised the bar by several notches in terms of governance and administrative responsiveness. His tenure has shown the general public the impact a capable and competent leadership has on the administration and a roadmap for effective future governance is in place.”

The statement said, “at this stage, the KCC&I would like to remind the incoming political dispensation about the dream they sold to the common man who were reeling under the trauma of the September floods.”

The chamber criticized the nature of flood relief package terming it “strategic investment”. “Rs 4,153 Crores for the Pakal Dul power project; Rs 9,090 Crores for the Zojila Tunnel; Rs 4,200 Crores for Kargil-Zanskar Road; Rs 5,000 Crores for construction of tunnels on Manali-Leh Section; Rs 1,707 Crores for completion of Nimu Padam Darcha section; Rs 2,700 Crores for projects under Bharat Mala are investments more in the nature of being tactical rather than developmental,” the KCC&I said.

Terming the ten month rule of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as “marred by controversies and disputes” the statement added, “there was a distinguishable lack of coordination and purpose. Accountability and fight against corruption took a back seat. One man took it upon himself to deliver. Media reports based on insights from senior leaders and other inputs point to the intense levels of pressure which he endured. In the end, it was just too much for any human being. We pay respectful homage to the spirit of the man.”

Having now seen the priorities of the powers that be, the KCC&I urged the “new leader to look towards unlocking the potential and resources within the State”. “We at KCC&I hope they come to the expectations of the people. The credible leadership and a team with a sense of purpose is a precondition.”

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