Srinagar: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash, Sunday hinted at setting up of a ‘high-profile’ Trade Centre at Jammu “to showcase traditional Indian products for international clientele online”.
According to an official handout issued here, he stated it in his address to a gathering of entrepreneurs after inaugurating a 7-day exhibition-cum-sale at Kala Kendra here.
“This would be a step towards making the state a hub of Indian traditional products, which have a huge demand in the world, besides promotion and preservation of our rich cultural legacy…,” the handout quoted him as saying. The event was organised by the Khadi Village Industries Board with an aim “to extend marketing support to entrepreneurs besides ensuring them much needed exposure, it said.
Prakash, it said, appealed the society to pledge to create a “favourable atmosphere” for the women entrepreneurs “to optimally utilize their business potential for industrial growth….”
“It would be a real tribute to women on International Women’s Day,” he said. “Every day is women’s day, and they should be given equal opportunities to participate in socioeconomic and political world for good of their community.”
He said “the government would work out a plan envisaging special skill development programmes for entrepreneurs, especially women, which is pre-requisite for meeting requirements of today’s market”.