Protest against allotment of HMT industrial land to forces

Protest against allotment of HMT industrial land to forces
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ARIF RASHID

Srinagar: Various industrialists’ bodies on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against the allotment of 246 kanal of land at Zainkaote industrial site to the government forces.
Protesting here at press enclave, the industrialists here criticised the allotment of 246 kanal of land at erstwhile Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) premises for a proposed police housing colony and another 80 kanal,12 marla for paramilitary Sashtra Seema Bal.
Industries Association, Zainakote has also criticized the allotment of land at HMT to police housing colony and paramilitary forces
Nazir Hussain, President Industry Association of Zanakote said the industrial land at Industrial Estate Zainakote which was allotted to HMT watch factory is being illegally occupied by the CRPF.
“As if that was not enough the land use is being violated by none other than the government itself by allotting it to police Housing Corporation and SSB,” said Hussain
Hussain said land bank that was proposed in the industrial policy in vogue is nowhere in sight and instead the land that is with the Kashmir industry is being snatched from it on one pretext or the other.
The industrialist’s bodies demand that the land should be use only for the industrial purpose.

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