Vohra for designating nodal officer to deal cross LoC trade matters


SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra on Thursday said that he would press for setting up of a full time nodal officer to deal with the matters related to cross LoC trade.
A government handout issued here said that the Governor of the state would address the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to appoint a full time Nodal Officer to deal with all matters relating to cross-Loc trade.
This was disclosed during a meeting of a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JKJCCI) with Vohra, at Raj Bhavan here that discussed cross LoC trade related issues.
The delegation was led by its president YV Sharma who put forth the varied difficulties faced by the traders and presented proposals to the Governor for improving the cross-LoC trade.
The proposal of the JKJCCI included a complete revision of the existing list of tradable items, constitution of committee to study real economic potential of cross-LoC trade, improving infrastructural facilities at the trading points on both the routes, regular monthly meetings at Trade Facilitation Centres, installation of whole body truck scanners, improvement of banking and telecommunication facilities and the registered traders being allowed to cross the LoC for periodic discussions with their counterparts.
The Governor assured the delegation that their issues will be taken up with the concerned GOI ministries for boosting the cross-LoC trade.
The delegation included the former President JKJCCI, Dr Mubin Shah, President, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, Cross-LoC Traders; Pawan Anand, Representatives, Cross-LoC traders of Salamabad-Chakothi; Hilal Turkie and Mr Tariq Khan, Syed Afaq Qadri and Mohammad Yusuf Tichoo, Representatives of Federation Chamber of Industries, Kashmir and Nazim Wadera, Representative, Kashmir Traders Manufacturers Federation.
Principal Secretary to the Governor, Rakesh K Gupta was present on the occasion.