Lt Governor meets industrialists’ delegation

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha met delegation of Federation of Industries from Jammu province led by Lalit Mahajan here at Raj Bhavan today.
The delegation submitted that the ongoing Covid crisis has inflicted heavy losses on the industry, which needs immediate redressal. They demanded an industrial package to compensate the losses incurred due to withdrawal of incentives after imposition of GST in 2017 and due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They also submitted that timely payments of GST refunds be made to help the industrialists.
They also asked for promotion of green industry, besides making available CNG in the UT. Certain exemptions on interest rates and waiver of electricity and demand charges were also demanded by the delegation.
The Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the delegation and informed them that a committee has already been formed under the chairmanship of Advisor KK Sharma to assess the losses faced by the local industry. ‘All stakeholders shall be consulted while forming a policy for the industry’, he added.
The members of the delegation also sought promotion of environment friendly, clean and green industry in the region. They also asked for a horticulture tree census and promotion of horticulture activities in the region. The Lt Governor was apprised about the situation post abolishment of Lakhanpur Toll Post.

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