SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Friday said that the government is committed for giving the requisite impetus to the industrial sector in the State and in this regard several initiatives have also been undertaken.
The Deputy Chief Minister said this during interaction with members if Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir led by its President Mukhtar Yousuf.
Commissioner Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, Director Codes and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion.
The deputation projected several issues related to the industrial sector like power, amnesty to the industrial sector of the State, ensuring uninterrupted and quality power supply to the industrial estates of the Valley particularly during winters, deputing of dedicated staff for all industrial estates of the valley, augmentation as well as up-gradation of existing grid and receiving stations feeding all industrial estates and purchasing of identified items being manufactured by local electric industry through JK SICOP.
They also pleaded for implementation of the budget announcement related to grant of specific relief to sick industries on account of areas of power surcharge.
The Deputy Chief Minister while assuring the deputation said that the government has already initiated some industry friendly initiatives which would further catalyze the industrial growth in the state. He said that the sector is one of the main cornerstones of the economy besides providing the employment opportunity to the youth and it forms one of the core sectors of the prioritize ones.
Later, the Deputy Chief Minister also met a deputation of Jammu and Kashmir Village Agriculture Extension Officers.
Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Vice Chairman, Kissan Vikas Board, G S Chib, Principal Secretary Agriculture Production, Sandeep Naik, Commissioner Secretary Law, Director Codes, Directors of Agriculture Department and other Senior Officers were present.
The deputation projected several issues like inclusion of the adhoc services into their regular services, revision of grade pay and other related issues.
The Deputy Chief Minister assured the deputation that the issues projected by them would be redressed in a time bound manner.