October 10, 2020

Dwivedi reviews progress on relief & revival package for JK’s business sector

Jammu: Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Friday reviewed progress on relief and revival package for revival of business sector of Jammu and Kashmir announced by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, on the basis of report of Committee constituted for the same.
Dwivedi dealt with all the points of action pertaining to the Industries and Commerce Department comprising Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Handicrafts and Handloom Department, Geology & Mining Department, J&K SIDCO, J&K SICOP and JKTPO. He underscored the need for creating awareness among the industrial fraternity regarding the benefits announced by the government under the said Package.
Dwivedi highlighted major benefits of the package like 5% interest subvention, waiver of 50% of the demand charges and waiver of 50% charges on account of water charges by the Industrial units. He exhorted upon all the concerned departments to make all efforts for effective implementation of the Package to support the industry at this crucial juncture.
He asked the officers to enable ease of doing business to the fullest besides ensuring that the steps taken up by the department in this behalf should not remain only on papers but there must be tangible results on ground. He informed that the department has decided to hold awareness camps cum workshops in all the districts for creating awareness about GeM Portal with provision of on spot application for the same.
He also touched on the mechanism for disbursal of soft loan in respect of potentially viable sick units which shall henceforth be dealt with by J&K Bank instead of J&K SIDCO. He impressed upon the Committee constituted for suggesting diagnostic study regarding solving problems related to Industries to submit its report well within the prescribed timeframe.
Dwivedi asked to explore more options of virtual fairs and webinars for enhancing the reach of products manufactured in J&K, whether it is Handicrafts, Handlooms or even the products of industrial units.
Anoo Malhotra, Director, Industries & Commerce, Jammu, Vikas Sharma Director Geology & Mining Department, Ankita Kar, MD JKTPO, Vikram Gupta MD JKML, Trishala Kumari, Joint Director, Industries & Commerce and Kewal Krishan Additional Secretary Industries & Commerce besides other officers from the allied departments attended the meeting.

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