J&K to have redefined Industrial Policy soon: Lt Governor

Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today said Jammu and Kashmir would soon have its own redefined Industrial Policy—which would provide comprehensive plan for development of industrial and trade sectors here.
Speaking to a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Economic Forum (JKEF)—an amalgam of several trade body associations, who called on Lieutenant Governor here at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, Murmu said Government would develop industrial areas and provide a suitable environment for its growth. The delegation was led by led by Neeraj Anand.
“We are working on industrial policy for Jammu and Kashmir,” Murmu revealed. “This will give us a chance to take map of Jammu and Kashmir too the new heights,” he said.
Responding to the remarks and pleas made by the delegations, Murmu said that pashmina, handloom, handicrafts and other allied sectors were the backbone of economy of Jammu and Kashmir and Government was taking every possible measures to streamline the sector in J&K.
He urged the stakeholders to come forward and list the grievances and grey areas in their sectors—so that a holistic view is taken to bolster the economy of Jammu and Kashmir.
During the meeting, the Lieutenant Governor listened to several core issues of these sectors, including, Pashmina Artists Association, Kashmir Tourists, Taxi, and Taxi Cab Transporters Federation, All Kashmir Auto rickshaw Association, among others. He assured all their grievances would be looked into and necessary steps would taken to provide them better services from the Government. The trade body members form all the Kashmir districts including, Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Gandrbal, Kupwara, Bandipora, Pulwama, Anantnag, among other districts were part of the delegation.
He asserted that J&K’s handicrafts are world famous and the traditional handicraft industry has emerged as a large industry.
He said that die to its large employment base and exports potential, the industry has been receiving priority attention of the government.
Government is taking several initiatives to promote Jammu & Kashmir as an investment destination.
“J&K’s handicrafts are world famous, on the back of which, handicraft industry of the state witnessed huge growth,” he said. “We are working to give more relief to the artisans and industrialists across Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir will have a redefined Industrial Policy that would offer attractive incentives along with a single-window clearance mechanism.