Common platforms for interactions with industry are need to address key issues: J&K Parliamentarians

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Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, December 2
With an objective to align the vision of J&K’s Industry with state’s parliamentarians and set an actionable agenda for inclusive growth of state, a CII delegation comprising of senior Industry leaders from J&K met with Parliamentarians from the state at Delhi. In his welcome remarks, Sheikh Imran,
Chairman, J&K State Council spoke about various macro level challenges & issues confronting the state and how J&K needs to capitalize on its inherent strengths in
Tourism, Food Processing, Horticulture, &
Agro-Processing.
Rajesh Sharma, senior CII industry member raised the valid concern of un-used industrial land units. Sheikh Imran, while briefing the parliamentarians on CII’s initiatives in J&K, expressed the need to market & promote J&K as an ideal investment
destination.
He apprised the parliamentarians of CII initiatives in attracting investments to the state from various platforms, drafting and submitting the proposed Startup Scheme for the state to give boost to the dreams of entrepreneurs.
Sheikh Imran briefed the parliamentarians on CII’s view point on areas affecting the state and sought their support & consensus on major policy decisions related to tourism. He requested MP’s to push for the inclusion of J&K in the Central Tourism Policy as the focus state.
While responding to the issues raised, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Hon’ble Member of Parliament first of all welcomed the platform for such type of interactions and assured his support to the industry of the state.
He briefed the CII members on the overall developmental vision of PM, he however raised a serious concern over the lack of roadmap for J&K. Calling this interaction the right and timely effort to initiate the dialogues for drafting the roadmap of growth
for J&K.
Manhas also shared with members that he is pushing for a rail coach factory in J&K for providing maximum number of jobs to the youth in J&K.

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