Call for setting up eco-friendly, viable units

Chief Secretary Mr. S. S. Kapur has called for establishing viable and cost-effective income generating units in the private sector for creating employment opportunities for the youth of the State. He stressed that the units should strictly follow the standards of pollution control norms.
Chairing the 25th meeting of the Apex Projects Clearance Committee (APCC) meeting, the Chief Secretary said every effort should be made to encourage the educated youth to take up entrepreneurship in a big way for improving the economic profile of the State.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Mr. Anil Goswami, Commissioner/Secretary, Finance, Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Commissioner/Secretary, Power, Mr. S. K. Naik, Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Mr. Lal Chand, Managing Director, SFC, Mr. R. K. Koul, Director, Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, Mr. Farooq Ahmad, Managing Director, SIDCO, Mr. B. S. Dua and representatives of J&K Bank.
The Chief Secretary underscored the need for establishing such units which are pollution-free and viable to promote employment opportunities in the State. He asked the Committee to encourage the entrepreneurs for setting up the units by providing them technical guidance and necessary back-up support. He instructed the Committee to submit feasibility report of various mega-business projects under their consideration within 15 days so that they are cleared for final approval.
The meeting accorded approval for setting up of two textile parks at Ghatti in district Kathua and Jammu coming up at the cost of Rs 1.30 crore. These parks will directly create job opportunities for 4,000 persons for which the Chief Secretary asked the Committee for getting certificate of land availability and acquisition rates from the concerned Deputy Commissioners.
The meeting also cleared establishment of two CA stores with a capacity of 3,500 MT and 2,000 MT respectively to be set up by local entrepreneurs in the valley.
Earlier, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, gave a detailed account of the progress of industrialization in the State.  

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