September 24, 2019

Advisor Skandan stresses on employment generation, skill upgradation

Chairs 156th BoD meeting of JKI

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today chaired 156th Board of Directors meeting of J&K Industries Limited (JKI) here during which he stressed on employment generation and skill upgradation of J&K youth.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Managing Director JKI, Javed Iqbal and other concerned.

The Board meeting was informed about the ongoing business revival plan of JKI which would provide direct market to around 20,000 cocoon rearers by establishing or up-gradation of Silk Filatures and weaving factories both at Jammu and Kashmir regions.

It was given out that up-gradation of the Government Woollen Mills Bemina and the re-commissioning of the wool spinning plants at Solina and Nowshera would result in development of the wool sector by providing direct market linkage to around 50,000 sheep rearers.

The board while approving the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in favour of the employees directed the management for completion of the audit of accounts up to 2018-19 by October 2019.

The Board also approved the proposal of Rs 76 crore submitted by JKI under the Prime Minister’s Investment Package for J&K.

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Coronavirus: ‘105 people with China travel history kept under home quarantine’ Srinagar: One hundred five people with China travel history are being kept under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir. However, no one has tested positive for Coronavirus so far. The Nodal Officer for Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory to deal with the Coronavirus, Dr Shafqat Khan told KNS over phone that one hundred five people in Jammu and Kashmir with travel history from China have been asked to remain in home quarantine as a precautionary measure. “So far there is no case of coronavirus in JK. The suspected cases have tested negative and have been advised home quarantine,” The official maintained that all suspected people in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation and are being monitored. ‘They have been asked to remain in isolation and take necessary precautions. However, no one has been hospitalized”, he maintained. He said that preemptive measures are in place to deal with the threat posed by coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir. Khan said that Government is not taking any chance on the issue of Coronavirus and all those arriving from China, Nepal and other countries are being regularly monitored. He appealed people not to panic.” As on date there is nobody in JK UT to have detected for the coronavirus. Though two people earlier had some flue like symptoms, but both were detected negative for coronavirus,” said Shafqat. The Nodal Officer said that some samples of people who had flue like symptoms were also taken and sent for analyses, but no one has been detected positive for coronavirus. Government has established 33 bedded isolation ward at Government Medical College Jammu for Coronavirus cases and 22 bedded such facility at GMC, Srinagar, SKIMS Soura and Maternity Hospital Sanatnagar in Kashmir valley. The sample taking facility has been kept at GMC Srinagar and GMC Jammu. Meanwhile sources told KNS that the government has asked all the Chief Medical Officers across the UT to maintain the SOPs strictly. They have been asked to transport such people from airport and home to test lifting facilities in designated ambulances. Sources said that Health Department of the UT is in continuous touch with National Center for Disease Control in New Delhi and National Institute of Virology Pune. Sources said that Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo also advised the officers to be extra vigilant and follow the established protocol in handling all suspected cases. The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus has gone up to 2,236 with 118 more deaths reported, mostly from the hard-hit Hubei province, while the overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,465, Chinese health officials said on Friday. The number of deaths is higher than the previous day when 114 people died of the disease, but the country reported the lowest number of new infection cases in nearly a month, fuelling hopes that Beijing’s epidemic control efforts were working. By the end of Thursday, a total of 2,236 people had died of the disease and 75,465 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported from 31 provincial-level regions and in China, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in its daily report on Friday.

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