Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently held a meeting with Bilal Ahmad Bhat , Director, Industries & Commerce, Kashmir headed by its Sr. Vice President Nasir Hamid Khan at Chamber Office, Residency Road, Srinagar to discuss many issues related to Industries and Commerce in Kashmir. Director was apprised by the Chamber of different policy should be applied from Lakhanpora to Leh. Members stressed to have balanced growth and share should be given to every District in Kashmir.
Senior Vice President informed Director Industries & Commerce that department should give special attention for Skill Development as unemployed youth are not employable as per the demand of industries there is a need of special training and courses to be started for making un-employed youth employable in Kashmir INC.
Schemes namely Capital investment Subsidy, Insurance, etc should be advertised properly in all leading dailies and awareness programmes should be held periodically so that the maximum benefit can be availed by the members in Kashmir zone.
Rehabilitation of sick units is standstill for past four years, immediate action is required to revival of these units.
Sr. Vice President requested Director to keep one Expert Officer in every District Industries Centre to train and guide upcoming youth for the new Start up schemes.
Members also stressed that Houseboat wners and Tour operators should be given MSME registration so that they can avail service sector benefits.
It was also put forward that land cancelled under non-functional/ non established units should not be auctioned instead allotted to the members who already have applied for land in those DIC’s. Issues regarding Brand Promotion and marketing were also put forward.
The Director assured Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry that he will extend full support. In addition to this he also assured that they would get an administrative order issued for making Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry as member in Administrative Council to redress all issues related to Industries & Commerce. He further assured that he would reserve one expert officer for START-UP scheme immediately in every District Industries Centre. Regarding other points he assured he will take up these issues with Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce and soon have a joint meeting to redress all the issues pertaining to the Industries & Commerce.
Moreover Director I&C informed that he has sanctioned letters of CIS for many hoteliers and assured that all pending cases for subsidy will be disbursed on priority.