Showcase silk, woolen products before tourists: FC I&C

SRINAGAR: Financial Commissioner Industries and Commerce (FC I&C) Khurshid Ahmed Ganai Thursday said the J&K Industries shall “effectively liaise” with the Directorate of Tourism to showcase silk and woolen products before tourists.
He urged for the liaison to “create awareness among the tourists visiting in winter about the availability of quality silken and woolen products,” an official handout issued here said.
Ganai made the remarks during his visit to the industrial units here, it said.
It was observed that Silk Factory and Woollen Mills have been “fully re-commissioned” in a “record period of time” and the product range was also found to be “decorous in terms of quality and finish,” it said.
He was also informed about the initiatives being taken to showcase the products of Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporations, it said.
The handout said Ganai assessed the functioning of the industrial units and reviewed the progress of implementation of various prestigious projects, particularly of those sponsored by New Delhi.
Ganai also visited Shoddy Spinning Plant at Solina, Showroom of Handloom Development Corporation, it said.
During his visit to the International Trade Centre (ITC) at Pampore, he was informed that “fencing of the area is nearing completion and the requisite plans to commence the work have also been finalized and shall be shortly placed before the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) headed by the Chief Secretary,” the handout said.
Financial Commissioner visited the Industrial Estate Lassipora Pulwama and interacted with the entrepreneurs, it said.
He was informed that out of 354 units which have been allotted land, 112 units are already in production and 206 units are at various stages of implementation, it said, adding that about 2700 people have been provided with “gainful employment” by the units that are in production.