KL NEWS NETWORK
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) Tuesday welcomed Ms Mehbooba Mufti on her assuming office as Chief Minister of the state.
In a statement issued this evening, a KCC&I statement said that the Chamber executive appreciated her “expressive resolve about giving corruption free governance and ensuring good performance and deliverance by her ministerial colleagues”.
“The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) would extend fullest support whereas and whatever manner needed to the Hon’ble Chief Minister in tackling the menace of corruption and corrupt practices which has permeated deep in the nerve of civil and public institutional administration and public undertakings. It has become a perpetual cause of agony for all who have to go through those agencies for any work related to their life or living,” the statement said.
The KCC&I statement said, “it is the corrupt management practices that have driven our public sector under takings like J&K Cements, Kashmir Arts Emporium and other public undertakings to bankruptcy and closure. Corrupt and vested interests are on prowl to manage handing over of these undertakings to private parties to serve their ends.”
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) would urge the Chief Minister to immediately address the grave problem faced by the trade commerce, industry, artisans, handicrafts, tourism, transport, horticulture sectors who suffered huge losses in the September, 2014 floods.
“Their position has become precarious more because they are burdened with Bank loans and accumulating interests. The flood sufferer in general are facing complex situation because adequate relief has yet to reach them whose houses and business establishment got damaged in the floods. Roads that were laid afresh after floods with three years guarantee to sustain are in dilapidated condition with yawing potholes giving tough passage to vehicular and pedestrian traffic,” the statement added, “the Chamber would urge the Chief Minister to have these issues looked into and addressed at the earliest.”