Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra today said the Centre is ready to provide all sorts of assistance to Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Centre is ready to provide all sorts of assistance to the state of Jammu and Kashmir in order to remove regional imbalances. I urge the State to come forward and seek maximum help from New Delhi.
“The Centre is especially interested in the progress of the State in view of the disturbed state of affairs,” Mishra said here.
Union Minister was addressing a function after inaugurating ‘Harmukh Khadi Gram Udyog Sansthan’, a spinning and weaving centre and marketing plaza for Khadi goods at Buchpora in the outskirts of Srinagar. Minister also distributed 25 new model ‘charkhas’ among local artisans at the function, which was organised by Khadi and Village Industries Board, Srinagar.
Mishra said the charkha is a symbol of resistance and can help maximum number of unemployed youth and women in far flung areas to attain economic independence. Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga was also present on the occasion. He requested the Central ministry to increase the targets for the state so that it benefits the local artisans.