Chairperson, Waqf Development Committee of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Darakhshan Andrabi on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu requesting him to clear the liability of Rs 400 crore of the hot mix plant owners of Kashmir.
In a statement Andrabi, whois also spokesperson of BJP, said these people have contributed for thedevelopment of J&K in constructing roads which are lifeline for anyeconomy.
"The industrial andtechnical sectors have always been ill-treated by the past governments and thisapproach of the previous governments has discouraged industry and has stoppedthe public sector investment in J&K," said Andrabi.
She said the amount onaccount of macadamization in Kashmir was still unpaid to the hot mix plantowners for 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
"These hot mix plant ownersof Kashmir are genuinely concerned about non-availability of working capitalwith them. In such conditions how can they take up new assignments and paysalaries to their employees and laborers," said Andrabi.