New Delhi, July 13
Minister for Industries and Commerceh, Chandra Prakash Ganga called on Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Kalraj Mishra, here today. He discussed various issues pertaining to development of industries in the state. The issue of expediting setting up of Technology Centre at Samba came up for discussion. It was conveyed to the Union Minister that the State Government has already allotted 80 kanals of land at Samba for setting up of the Technology Centre. The Union Minister was also requested to enhance the targets for Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) for the State. The PMEGP program is very popular scheme wherein subsidy ranging from 25-35 percent, is provided by the Government to the entrepreneur. Ganga thanked the Union Minister for sanctioning three clusters for the valley under the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI). He also thanked the Ministry for sanctioning funds for State level exhibition to be held at Leh being organized by the Khadi and Village Board of the State Government. The Union Minister assured that the issues shall be taken into consideration for fostering industrial growth in state. It was also felt that the State should identify and send more clusters to the Central Government for sanction and that the traditional art and skill need to be encouraged and preserved.