Srinagar, March 14: Advisor to Governor K. Skandan Thursday listened to people’s issues as several delegations including those from Trade and Industry met him here Thursday.
Director Industries and Commerce,
Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah, AC Revenue central Qazi Irfan and other officers were
present on the occasion.
A delegation of PHD Chamber of
Commerce led By Mushtaq Ahmed Chaya presented various demands confronting the
industry. The delegation demanded refund of SGST to service sector, extension
of industrial benefits to tourism sector, besides extension of industrial power
tariff to hotels beyond March 2019. The delegation also raised issues of
handicraft, Handloom, Horticulture and Sericulture sectors.
A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of
Commerce led by Nasir Ahmed raised the issue of strengthening the Industries
and Commerce Department with more manpower particularly posting of General
Managers in all districts of Kashmir valley. The delegation also demanded
creating infrastructure and dolling out incentives for the promotion of
Advisor Kumar assured the delegation
that Government will take all necessary steps for the promotion of horticulture
in the state and asked the delegation to provide consultancy to the growers so
that all stakeholders from primary to tertiary level get benefitted.
A delegation of Kashmir Youth
Entrepreneur Federation led by Babar Chowdhary sought creation of land banks in
all districts to provide young entrepreneurs an opportunity to setup their
units. . The delegation projected many other demands to give flip to the
entrepreneurship in the state.
A delegation of students led by
social activist Shehla Rashid projected the issues of students studying in the
colleges outside the state. She informed the Advisor regarding suspension and
termination of these students from their colleges after the Pulwama
attack. The Advisor assured to extend all possible help through liaison
officers posted in various states so that they can resume their studies at an
A delegation from Aloosa Bandipora
demanded augmentation of road, health and education sector infrastructure in
A delegation of Junior Engineers
aspirants of J&KPDC sought intervention of Advisor in expediting the
process of their selection.
A delegation of students of Craft
Development Institute Srinagar sought the intervention of Advisor in
recognition of their degrees by competent authority.
Other deputations which met the
Advisor include daily wagers of Railway Collect Orate, Trade Fair Artisans of
Kashmir Haat, besides, delegation of Sogam Kupwara and sought early redressal
of their grievances.
Meanwhile, Advisor Skandan asked
officials to reach out to the people and address their issues in a time bound