‘Inadequate power supply has hit industrial growth in Leh’

SRINAGAR: Inadequate supply of electricity hindered the establishment of industrial units in Leh district of the state’s Ladakh province, the Minister for Cooperative Chering Dorjey said on Tuesday.
An official handout issued here said the minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga reviewed the functioning of Leh’s industrial units and allied government departments in a meeting attended by Dorjey and various officers and entrepreneurs. Speaking in the meeting, the Minister for Cooperative said, “Due to inadequate supply of electricity, establishment of industrial units suffered in Leh”.
“Now the situation has vastly improved and it is expected that the industrial units will grow more,” he said.
The Minister for Industries and Commerce said the coalition government is giving “special attention” to industrial sector and is in the process of bringing a new industrial policy very shortly.
“All issues with respect to improving the facilities for setting up of industry in Leh shall be addressed on priority,” he said. Earlier, the Industries and Commerce Minister visited industrial estate Phyang, oxygen plant at Phyang, Kangri floor mill at Chushot, and office of manager SICOP at Leh.