SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah on Wednesday said the trading community in Srinagar works in a difficult situation and must be lauded and supported in all ways possible.
He was speaking at a meeting with a faction of the Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation (KTMF) representing some 250 markets from various areas of the district to discuss their concerns, an official handout read.
The DDC said trade is the cornerstone of Srinagar’s economy and that it is important that the trading community was encouraged for its resoluteness in dealing with different kinds of challenges to them.
“It is remarkable the way the trading community in the district gathered itself and resumed their businesses after the devastating floods of 2014,” Shah said.
He assured the trading federation that the district administration was keen on the rehabilitation of all the flood-affected traders and that all genuine pending cases for rehabilitation would be disbursed at the earliest possible. “No deserving cases will be left out because of discrepancies in verifications,” he assured.
The KTMF faction represents various important markets like Batamaloo, Koker Bazar and Maisuma, which the DDC said have had to suffer a lot and assured of the district administration’s keenness about offering them all kinds of possible support, the handout added.