Jammu, Feb 3: Terming the local entrepreneurs as an important component of local economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said her Government would do all it takes for encouraging local enterprise and strengthening local industry in the State.
Interacting with representatives of industrialists and unit holders at Bari Brahmna Industrial Estate after inaugurating several units, the Chief Minister assured the business community that Government is keen to see the local business and industry flourish in the State. She impressed upon the industry leaders to work for creating more jobs in the State and deliver their responsibilities towards the State and the society.
Mehbooba Mufti said Jammu & Kashmir is perhaps the first State in the country to roll out incentives under GST and the Government is committed to do more for enhancing the scope and scale of business activity in the State.
Ministers, Chander Parkash Ganga and Dr. Haseeb Drabu also addressed the gathering.
Minister of State for Industries & Commerce, Asiea Naqash; Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin Choudhary; Commissioner-Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; IGP, Jammu zone, SDS Jamwal; Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Sheetal Nanda and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Minister visited the newly constructed Chamber House at Railhead, Jammu where she had an extensive interaction session with women entrepreneurs of Jammu who apprised her about their problems and difficulties.
The Chief Minister asked the women entrepreneurs to come forward and take benefit of the several incentives and schemes meant for them. She said soon the Entrepreneurship Development Institute would be having a separate cell for women entrepreneurs from where they can get all the requisite support, assistance and guidance.
On the occasion, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr. Haseeb Drabu assured to look into the possibility of establishing potable washrooms for female workers at all the construction sites in the State.
Speaker, Kavinder Gupta; Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga; Minister of State for Industries & Commerce, Asiea Naqash; Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin Choudhary; Commissioner-Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Shailendra Kumar; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; President, Jammu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Rakesh Gupta besides a number of women entrepreneurs and other senior officers were present on the occasion.