Jammu Tawi, November 30
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, today stressed the need for formulation of effective working plan for extraction of minerals in the state to achieve full production capacity. “The Government would explore all possibilities to harness the mineral resources of the state to boost the economy.
There is a need to make mining operations profitable through enhanced production and sale,” Ganga said while speaking at 167th meeting of the Board of Directors of JK Minerals Limited here today. Commissioner Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar, Director Geology and Mining Department, Farooq Ahmad Khan, MD JKML, Abid Suhail, besides other board members were present in the meeting. The Minister further stressed the need for optimum harnessing of highly rich cast gypsum mines located at Assar in Doda and at Parlanka in Ramban besides coal mines at Moghla, Kalakote and Sapphire Mines at Paddar, Kishtwar.
He directed the officers to make all out efforts to ensure that all these mining operations are made profitable through enhanced production and marketing.
He enjoined upon the management of J&K Minerals Limited to re-double their efforts towards making the Corporation more profitable. The Minister emphasized on proper utilization of human resource for increasing the overall production, which in turn would boost the sale of minerals. Earlier, the Board members reviewed the progress on various projects undertaken by JK Minerals in the state. Various issues pertaining to the development of the corporation were also discussed in the meeting.