JAMMU: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash on Wednesday directed officials to ensure commissioning J&K Cement Ltd plant at Samba within a one month.
Prakash who visited the plant along with MD, SIDCO and MD, JK Cements Ltd.
Earlier, he reviewed the working of the Industries & Commerce Department with the top officers of the department at civil secretariat.
During his fist first interaction the Minister emphasized on working with honesty and integrity to ensure accountability and transparency in the system for the development of industries in the State.
He said that the industrial unit holders should not face any difficulty in getting allotments, permissions, clearances and incentives and the department should simplify the procedures and eliminate un-ne
cessary formalities which only lead to delays. He insisted on efficiency and expeditious disposal of cases at all levels in the Directorates of I&C and the DICs.
Parkash hoped that with the simplification of procedures and removal of bottlenecks in the way of setting up and running of industry, more investment will flow into the State . He called for setting up of large industries to facilitate the growth of ancillary units which would then provide employment to the unemployed youth. Minister also emphasized on the need for setting up of additional Handicrafts Training Centers in those areas where such centers do not exist so that the unemployed youth particularly the girls are trained and are also receive some stipend
Financial Commissioner, I&C Mr Khurshid Ahmed Ganai apprised the Minister about the working of the department and the major policy initiatives under consideration.