61 Industrial Estates set up: Ganga

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 3: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga today said that  61 Industrial Estates have been established in the State till date, of which 50 are functional and 11 are being developed.
Replying to a question of Mohammad Muzaffar Parray from Congress in the Upper House today, the Minister said that during last two years raw material worth Rs 967.80 crore was provided to SSI Units in the State.
The minister said that Rs 40.86 crore  VAT has been reimbursed to SSI units during this period.
Giving further details, the minister informed the House that at present nine Industrial Estates in the State are being maintained by SICOP, wherein 1400 SSI units have been allotted land  adding that all the basic infrastructure facilities like power, roads, drainage and water supply is being provided round the clock to these units.
The Minister further informed that Industrial Estate Vessu in Anantnag, spread over to 250 Kanals of land, has also been developed in all respects and is ready for allotment to the SSI Units.
The Industries Minister further said that  20 products being manufactured by the SSI units in the State  including BA Wire, Barbed wire, MS Angle, Tor Steel, Chain link fencing, PCC pence posts, steel and wooden furniture, HD molded water storage tanks, steel door/  window frames and shutters, wall-to-wall carpets, Steel Fabrication items, wooden joinery items sheet metal items, RCC Hume, electrical appliances, PVC cables, Lead Acid automobile batteries , plastic molded furniture and rigid PVC pipes  have been identified for purchase by the government departments/PSUs/ organizations exclusively through SICOP. He said the end products of 900 SSI units valuing Rs 166.65 Cr have been marketed by the SICOP ending December in the current fiscal.
The Minister said that SICOP has registered a marketing turn-over of Rs 502 crore during last two years.