JAMMU, Feb 28: The team of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Economic Growth and Development Dialogue (LJK-LEAD) led by its Director Sunil Shah visited the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCI) House here today. They interacted with the members of JCCI taking stock of the problems being faced by them.
The JCCI president AK Gupta in his welcome address highlighted the main issues and problems of the traders and industrialists, especially due to the setback received due to lockdown and other restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said industrialists are facing huge economic crisis with a lot of concerns already closed besides others on the verge of closure awaiting a helping hand from the Govt and its agencies for their rehabilitation through financial support augmented by commerce and industry friendly schemes well formulated to overcome the problems of business community.
Gupta said that Industrialists of Jammu are facing numerous problems due to non-productive policies of J&K Govt. He said that on one hand government is inviting investors from other states and seeking foreign investment while the already existing industries continue to be the worst sufferers.
During their interaction with the LJK-LEAD team the JCCI office bearers and Industrialists said that the Government does not listen to the vital stakeholders’ suggestions and woes. They said that Govt should encourage existing industrialists adding that on ground lack of mis-communication between Govt and stakeholders is further adding to their woes.
Seeking expansion model for the existing industries they alleged that there are no proper start up schemes for the industrialists in J&K and most probably it is because of this that practically no start up venture is visible on ground. After giving the CCI members a patient hearing, Director Sunil Shah said that the LJK-LEAD team led by him is working relentlessly with the aim to reduce the gap between Govt and industrialists. He asserted that his team will make level best efforts to establish a strong bridge between these two significant components of the society in J&K.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Anil Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Gaurv Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Lalit Mahajan (president Bari Brahmana Industrial Association), Rajesh Jain, Jagdish Langer, TS Reen, Pardeep Vaid, Bansi Lal Gupta, SB Abrol, Anil Raina, Anil Gupta and KK Khosa.