SRINAGAR: The industrialists in Jammu and Kashmir were Monday asked to get all their employees insured under the recently-launched social security scheme Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.
In an interaction with members of the industrial association at Battal Ballian industrial estate in Jammu’s Udhampur district, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, stressed upon the industrialists to get all their employees insured under the scheme.
“It is your moral duty to safeguard the interests of working class in the industries, because they are the ones who make you industrialists,” he said.
The minister assured the association that all its issues would be “looked into and redressed”.
Visiting the industrial estate sites at Tajoor, Manwal, Ganga instructed the Managing Director of SICOP, R L Tikoo, to submit a revised proposal for establishment of industrial estate in the area.
He asked the concerned authorities to submit a DPR for making check dams under watershed programme at the industrial area, while asking the concerned departments to widen the existing roads between Manwal to Tajoor.
Addressing people at Devi Bani Temple at Manwal later, he said the government is “committed” to work for overall development and boosting economy of the state.
Highlighting the ‘ease of doing business’ and ‘make in India’ programmes, he asked the industries department and district administration to arrange “more and more” awareness camps at block level about different employment schemes.
The local legislator R S Pathania asked the minister to set up new industrial units at Tajoor, open ten tailoring and cutting centres at Ramnagar, and to promote khadi, handloom and handicraft products of Latti and Ramnagar areas.
Meanwhile, the minister launched a plantation drive, organised by District Industries Centre Udhampur, by planting a sapling. Around 800 plants would be planted during the event.
“Everybody should plant at least one tree a month and treat it as his own child as sons may not become useful to you, but the trees you plant shall serve humanity for a long time to come”, the minister said.