Ganga announces industrial estate for Shangus

Lays foundation of CFC at Martand CSE Cluster

Anantnag, Publish Date: Sep 13 2017 12:28AM | Updated Date: Sep 13 2017 12:28AM
Ganga announces industrial estate for ShangusGK Photo

Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga today laid foundation stone of a Common Facility Centre (CFC) at Martand Chain Stitch and Embroidery (CSE) Cluster at Rainipora here.

MLC SofiYousuf and Vice Chairman J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), were also present at the occasion. 

The CFC is the first in the state under the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) programme of Government of India and is part of the Martand Chain Stitch and Embroidery Cluster being developed at an estimated total project cost of Rs 4.48 crore, an official spokesperson said.

The development of CFC, at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore, is part of the intervention part of the cluster project which also includes a raw material bank and market infrastructure.

The Martand Cluster project is one of five clusters the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), GoI has approved for the state and is one of 37 clusters projected by KVIB to the MSME.

Speaking on the occasion, Chander Prakash Ganga, while expressing happiness about Shangus being the first to get a CFC under SFURTI, said the centre will facilitate increased production of local handloom and handicraft products and help in the economic betterment of involved artisans.

Taking note of complaints regarding losses suffered by artisans on account of involvement of middlemen and problems faced in regard to sanctioning of loans by banks, Ganga issued on the spot instructions to the concerned to look into the concerns raised on the occasion.

The minister, while responding to VC KVIB's request in the regard, also announced setting up of an industrial estate in the Shangus. He issued on the spot instructions to the concerned district administration to identify land for it in the area. 

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