Jammu, Jan 25: Governor NN Vohra Sunday urged the Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take an "urgent decision" regarding allocation of funds as relief to small business enterprises in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official spokesman said in view of severe difficulties being faced by the business community due to the recent floods, the Governor addressed the Union Home Minister for an urgent decision regarding the allocation of funds for provision of relief to the small business enterprises, a proposal regarding which is contained in the comprehensive Rs 44,000 crore package submitted by the State Government to the Government of India in October, 2014.
"In his communication to the Union Home Minister, the Governor has pointed out that it would be extremely difficult for the small business units to be able to revive their activities as they do not have any banking facility or any insurance cover. He has stressed that such units can be revived only if the government provides them some financial assistance as their survival depends entirely on their day to day business," the spokesman said.
The Governor undertook a day-long assessment of the post-flood situation in Srinagar last week. He went around the city after meeting a number of delegations. "During their meeting with the Governor the representatives of the business community had expressed deep resentment that no assistance had been provided to them," the spokesman said.