J&K extending support to investors, says senior official at ASSOCHAM meet

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 24: Jammu and Kashmir Government has opened doors for investors, providing them a slew of supporting measures like single window clearance and land allotment for promoting industry and generating employment for the youth of the UT, said Ankita Kar, Managing Director, JKTPO here today at an ASSOCHAM event that focused on opportunities in  J&K and Ladakh.
She was addressing the J&K and Ladakh session of ASSOCHAM’s Xelerate North 2021 on ‘Leveraging true economic potential’ and enumerated a number of investor-friendly policies being unveiled by the Government.
“J&K Government has opened doors for investments with new industrial and land allotment policies, single window system and other measures. Our focus is to promote startups and generate more employment for the youth of J&K,” said Kar.
“We are also focusing to boost exports from J&K and promoting women entrepreneurs from the Union Territory,” she added.
On the occasion, an ASSOCHAM Report ‘Ladakh: Unleashing Potential’ was launched.
Manik Batra, Chairman, ASSOCHAM J&K Council thanked Ankita Kar for sharing the Government policies and support measures to boost exports from J&K and promoting the startup culture.
Participating in the discussion, NABARD General Manager Surinder Singh said, “We are amongst the largest apple producers in the country.”
He highlighted how they are pushing for “an agricultural revolution” in J&K, adding how an efficient value chain is essential for the realisation of the farm produce so that all the stakeholders get benefitted.
R R Joshi, Chairman ACTL and Sameer Jain, MD, Primus partners shared various opportunities the two UTs present in the sectors of healthcare, agriculture and renewable energy.
The session concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr MA Alim, Co-Chairman, ASSOCHAM J&K Council.