SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry urged the state Government to put a system in place so as to ensure that people get the Aadhaar Card, a statement issued by the KCCI said.
According to the statement” Aadhaar Card has been linked with submission of IT returns and obtaining the Income Tax PAN Card etc also and unnecessary harassment is caused to the people while seeking various amenities of life including opening a Bank Account or seeking a LPG Gas connection.”
“KCCI has time and gain brought to the notice of the State Administration the difficulties that the business community is facing in and out of the State for want of Aadhaar Card,” the statement read.
The process for Aadhaar card registration started in 2015 through which number of people had registered for Aadhaar card has not been completed as only a small percentage of cards were issued by the concerned while a larger number of people registered for the purpose have not received the Aadhaar cards.
“It was given to understand that the contract with the agencies appointed for Aadhaar Card registration had come to end while some of the agencies have backed out before they could complete the job,”it added. It was however assured that fresh arrangements were afoot to have the job completed at the earliest. But no arrangements have so far been made a larger percentage of population is without Aadhaar Card.
Transparent system in dealing quality of Kashmiri Saffron: Jain
SRINAGAR: Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department Pramod Kumar Jain on Wednesday chaired a meeting of agriculture officers of Kashmir division to implement Draft Saffron Rules 2017 at Agriculture Complex Lal Mandi Srinagar.
Among others Director Agriculture Kashmir Showkat Ahmed Beigh was present in the meeting. The meeting was also attended by Joint Director Extension/Mission Director National Saffron Mission Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, concerned Chief Agriculture Officers, a group of traders and growers.
Mission Director made a power point presentation on Saffron Act 2017 informed the meeting that Saffron Act 2007 has been passed by legislature on 21 February 2007 by implementing the Saffron Act, Kashmiri Saffron will be promoted, its quality, trade will be regulated and grade will be maintained. Under the act Saffron growing areas will be notified and preserved from illegal construction.
Saffron rules were discussed in the meeting and were put in public domain for suggestions to be incorporated.
Financial commissioner deliberated that there will be transparent system in dealing quality and branding of Kashmiri Saffron so that its quality remains uncompromised. Commissioner urged that the minimum and maximum price of the Kashmiri saffron should also be maintained in the market. He further added that there will be legal and administrative approach for controlling the export of saffron.
He also directed concerned officers of the department to register the land under saffron cultivation at an earliest so that the illegal construction will be stopped.
Director Agriculture Kashmir assured the traders and growers that all the suggestion will be incorporated for the betterment of Kashmiri saffron market.
Dr. F A Nehvi saffron expert from SKUAST-K said that the university will provide all support to the agriculture department for implementing the saffron rule, as the department is the legal authority.
Traders and growers were satisfied with the saffron rule as it can be boom to the economy of farming community and hence requested the authorities to incorporate the suggestions discussed in the meeting.