VC Kashmir University ,others meet Lt Governor

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Jammu

Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu on Thursday, said an official spokesman.

Lt.Governor meeting Prof Talat Ahmad, VC University of Kashmir

He said that Prof Ahmad briefed the Lt Governor about various initiatives undertaken by the University to develop it as a centre of excellence besides other important issues of academic and administrative importance.

The Lt Governor emphasized the importance of adopting various innovative and reformative measures for promoting and safeguarding the educational interest of the entire student community, said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, Ajay Puri, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel Limited, also called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.

Lt. Governor meeting Ajay Puri, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel Limited

The Lt Governor, while interacting with Puri, stressed on the need of developing a better synergy between both the Government agencies and the private players in strengthening the communication network across Jammu and Kashmir, especially in remote and inaccessible areas.

A delegation of Kashmir Tourism Trade Bodies Joint Forum called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.

Lt. Governor meeting delegation of Kashmir Tourism Trade Bodies Joint Forum

The delegation led by Nasir Shah, Chairman J&K PILTOF, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to Market Development Assistance to Tour Operators through various Associations, Airfare, creation of Tourism Promotion Body, consideration of Travel and Tour Operators as Tourism and Industrial Units etc.

They also sought special support to Tour Operators, Hoteliers, House-boat owners, Tourist Transporters, Shikara and Pony Walas operating in Kashmir.

The Lt Governor assured the delegation to review all the genuine demands projected by them for their early redressal. He said that the Government is taking several initiatives for developing the tourism sector of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said.

Meanwhile, a deputation of J&K Chamber of Independent Power Producers, called on Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu.

Lt Governor meeting deputation of J&K Chamber of Independent Power Producers

The deputation put forth various issues of Independent Power Producers of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir including rationalization of water usage charges for Small Hydro-Power sector.

The Lt Governor assured the deputation that the issues raised by them would be looked into meticulously. He said that the Small Hydro-Power projects can play a critical role in improving the overall energy scenario particularly for remote areas of J&K.

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