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MSMEs in Jammu demand timely sanction of power connections

Updated: Jan 25, 2021 07:21:39am

Jammu, Jan 25 (KNN) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have demanded timely sanction of power connections for the new industries.

In this regard, on Saturday, a meeting was held under the president ship of Lalit Mahajan, Chairman Federation of Industries, Jammu in presence of Tarun Singla senior vice president, Ajay Langer vice president, Viraaj Malhotra general secretary, Rajesh Jain secretary, Vivek Singhal Treasurer and other members of the Association to discuss the Land Allotment Policy, 2021-30.

Members present in the meeting conveyed their thanks to Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan, Commissioner/Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department MK Dwivedi, Managing Director, J&K SIDCO Mohammad Harun, in respect of Land Allotment Policy, 2021-30 which was approved by the Administrative Council under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor which will provide opportunity for the investment and industrial growth in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lalit Mahajan, Chairman FoIJ, said that in a time bound manner the government should provide the land to the investors with free hold rights to existing unit holders managed by sons of the soil.

''It is pertinent to mention here that the Power supply for industrial units not yet available in Gati industrial area in Kathua in spite of the fact that land is available for the allotment to the New Industrial Units but it is difficult to run the unit without the availability of Power Connection,'' he added.

BBIA requested Lt Governor and Principal Secretary Power Rohit Kansal for their kind intervention for the adoption of “Ease of doing concept” by the Power Development Department for the sanction of power load to the industrial sector and for the completion of new industrial estates in a time bound manner.


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