KULGAM: District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat convened a meeting to review the functioning and progress of industrial sector in the district.
The meeting discussed threadbare various aspects regarding industrial sector in the district and measures undertaken for the reviving industries.
On the occasion, the DDC said that district has 3 industrial estates of Kulgam, Ashmuji and Malwan and various measures are being taken to make them fully functional. He said Industrial Estate Kulgam is spread over 60 kanals of land having capacity to house 51 industrial units and Industries Department has allocated Rs. 3.17 crore to PDD for installation of 6.3 MVA mini receiving station to cater the power supply to the industrial units.
The DDC directed the R&B Department to conduct a field visit of the Ashmuji Industrial Estate and submit the realignment plan so that civil works could be taken up. He said that Rs 5.3 crore civil works and Rs 2.7 crore project for power infrastructure if the industrial estate stands already approved.
While deliberating upon Malwan industrial estate, the DDC directed the concerned revenue officers to record mutation of the 58 kanals which already stand notified, in the title of Industries Department.
The meeting was informed that 296 MSE units have been established in the district providing employment opportunities to number of people. It was said that entrepreneurs have approximately invested Rs 50 crores in different ventures like agro-industry, soap making, cardboard manufacturing, hollow brick and cement tiles sectors. It was also given out that government provides various incentives including subsidy on raw materials, DG sets, plant and machinery, besides VAT exemption to these income generating units.
General Manager Industries, General Manager SICOP, ADC, ACR, Project Engineer SICOP, Exen PDD, AEE R&B and other concerned attended the meeting.