Invest in JK, Mir tells CII
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 7: Minister for agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said it was the endeavour of the coalition government in J&K to facilitate the investors.
He called upon the Kashmir chapter of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to come forward and invest here not only in agriculture but in other sectors and also guide other investors to invest here.
He said it will help in building the confidence among other investors.
The minister was speaking to a delegation of Kashmir chapter of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) which discussed with him possibilities and prospects of investment in Agro-based industries in the state.
The delegation brought to the notice of the Minister bottlenecks faced in the hassle free investment in the agriculture sector in the state.
The delegation demanded industrial status to activities like setting up of cold stores, juice plants and other allied activities and also exemption from sales tax.
The delegation said that the investment in this sector could generate huge employment opportunities for the unemployed youth of the state. The delegation said that it will provide market brand to the traditional food items to give it unique identity, an official statement said.
Minister of the state for Agriculture, Javeed Ahmad Dar was also present in the meeting
Mir assured the delegation of all possible being provided investors like you and added that Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah is keen in this regard. He said that the youth of the state have a huge potential and the time has come to harness it in better way to strengthen the economy of the state.
Principal Secretary, M I Khanday, Director Horticulture, Kashmir G H Shah, Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad lone, Director Sericulture and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
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