NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday asked GoI to release the pending final installment share of Rs 5.75 crore under Mega Carpet Cluster Scheme to allow it distribution of modern carpets looms to beneficiaries.
This Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga who met met Minister for Textile Smriti Zubin Irani besides discussing various developmental projects for J&K pertaining to textile sector, also requested her to release pending final installment of Rs 5.75 crore of central share under the under Mega Carpet Cluster Scheme aimed at distributing 8000 modern carpets looms.
The meeting that lasted for an hour, Chander Parkash Ganga briefed the Minister about different projects already submitted to the Central Wool Development Board relating to components /sub components of Pashmina Development Programme under PMDP at the cost of Rs. 50.00 crore.
He also informed her of the three projects submitted by IICT under the infrastructure support Scheme of NHDP regarding up-gradation of design bank, testing lab and setting up of CFC costing Rs. 4.56 crore .
He also laid stress on the setting up of Indian Institute of Handloom Technology at Jammu and also the introduction of diploma course in Handloom and Handicrafts technology.
Irani according to the statement responded positively to the issues discussed during the meeting and gave assurance that centre would give a positive look to all projected demands/ proposal and also expedite the process of sanctioning and release of funds.