SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, B B Vyas on Friday stressed for better packing and labelling of various products manufactured by Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited (JKIL) to boost their marketability.
This was stated by the advisor during the 155th Board of Directors meeting of JKIL here.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Shailendra Kumar, Managing Director, J&K Industries Limited, Javid Iqbal, Deputy Secretary Industries and Commerce Raja Ji Bhat and other senior officers of the department.
Vyas said those products should be preferred for manufacturing by JKIL, which have local market demand. He said, “It will make available desired items to common people and will also help to increase JKIL profits,” an official handout read.
To restore the glory of silk industries in the state, Vyas directed the concerned officers that all those factories which have been funded under revival plan must be made functional within the shortest possible time.
“With the revival of various silk and wool projects, JKIL will be capable of manufacturing good quality products commensurate with present market demand,” the advisor hoped.
He said increasing capacity of manufacturing would provide the corporation with an opportunity to adopt present day market trends of selling the products on e-platform, the handout read.
Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Shailendra Kumar, said that JKIL was in the process of initiating innovative measures to increase sales of its products. He said, “The corporation will manufacture products for consumers as per their demands also.”
Managing Director, JKIL, Javid Iqbal informed that Government Silk Factory, Rajbagh was being revived at a projected cost of Rs 23.54 crore. Similarly, Government Woolen Mills, Bemina was being revived at a projected cost of 11.74 crore.
Government Silk Factory, Bari Brahmana and Government Joinery Mills, Bari Brahmana were being revived at a projected cost of Rs 16.84 crore and Rs 8.50 crore, respectively, the handout further read.
Government Silk Factory, Rajbagh would be made fully operational by March next year and Government Woolen Mills by January next year, it read.
Government Silk Factory and Government Joinery Mills, Bari Brahmana will also be made fully functional by March next year.
“Through re-commissioning and re-establishment of Jammu and Solina filature and establishment and renovation of Silk factories at Rajbagh and Jammu, the organisation will achieve an annual production of 10 lakh meters of silk fabric by the year 2020 utilising 250 MT of cocoons and through modernisation and re-commissioning of Bemina Woolen Mills Spinning plants at Solina and Nowshera will utilise 3 lakhs kgs of raw wool producing 4 lakh meters of woolen fabrics annually by the year 2020,” the handout added.