Govt committed to upgrade all JK industrial units: MoS

Govt committed to upgrade all JK industrial units: MoS
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Reviews functioning of JKCL

SRINAGAR: The government is committed to upgrade all industrial units of the state and special focus will be given for upgradation of JKCL. This was stated by Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Industries and Commerce, Asiea Naqash on Monday after visiting Jammu and Kashmir Cements Limited (JKCL) and reviewing its functioning.
At JKCL Khrew, Managing Director JK Cements, Atul Sharma briefed the minister about the activities of the company. The minister was informed that JK Cements has recorded highest ever revenue of Rs 114 crore during 2017-18 and the corporation has a set sale revenue target of Rs 150 crore for the financial year 2018-19.
With regards to its environment-friendly measures, the minister was informed that the company has installed high-efficiency pollution-control devices in different sections of the plant and have reduced pollution upto 90 percent in the area.
The workers also put forth their demands and the minister assured them that all their genuine demands would be looked into on priority.
The minister also inaugurated the meeting hall at JKCL.
The minister was accompanied by Managing Director, Atul Sharma, VC JK Cements, Nazir Ahmad Yatoo, Secretary JK Cements, Muneer Ahmad, DGM JK Cements, Javaid Ahmad Hakeem and other officials of JK Cements.
The minister also visited Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Sempora, Pampore where she inspected the renovated top floor of the JKEDI building that was damaged earlier.
Director JKEDI, Dr M I Parray briefed the minister about the institute, its working and mandate. During her visit, the minister said “entrepreneurship is the most viable option to tackle unemployment in the state” and said JKEDI is doing a great job in handholding budding entrepreneurs.
She said that J&K had tremendous potential in dairy farming, sheep farming and allied sectors wherein educated unemployed youth could set up their entrepreneurial ventures with the support from JKEDI.