Two IT Parks coming up in Srinagar, Jammu: Dwivedi

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 2: Industries & Commerce Department is coming up with two IT Parks in Jammu and Kashmir for which land has already been identified.
This was revealed by Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi during his inspection of a site for Integrated IT Park at Nagrota here today.
The IT Parks would be established one each in Jammu and Srinagar.
The Commissioner Secretary was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Sushma Chauhan and Director Industries and Commerce Jammu, Anoo Malhotra and other concerned officers
On the occasion, Dwivedi divulged that the IT Park would be having an IT Tower/ BPOs/ Extended IT Infrastructure and also residential quarters for the employees.
He said that this would fulfil a long pending commitment made by the department and shall encourage entrepreneurship among the technically qualified youth.
“The project is expected to give a boost to employment opportunities in J&K, both to locals as well as to youth from other parts of the country”, he added.
Meanwhile, newly established Silk Filatures and Silk Weaving factory at Bari Brahmana and World Bank funded modernized Government Silk factory at Rajbagh, Srinagar are set to benefit 20 thousand families associated with the cocoon rearing each in the twin divisions of Kashmir and Jammu.
The information was given at a meeting chaired by the Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce, M K Dwivedi, convened to review the functioning of new and modernized units of Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited (JKI).
The meeting was attended by Managing Director JKI, Sanjay Handoo, besides Director Finance (I&C) Department, Additional secretary (I&C) Deptt and officers of JKI.
The Commissioner Secretary took a comprehensive review of the overall working of the Corporation especially the recently established, modernized units – factories.
The meeting was informed that the recently established Silk Filatures and Silk Weaving factory at Bari Brahmana Jammu has produced 4.50 lakh meter silk fabric. And it would benefit around 20 thousand families associated with the cocoon rearing in the Jammu Division.
Further, it was also informed that with the completion of the World Bank funded modernization of the Government Silk factory Rajbagh, benefit would reach to 20 thousand families associated with the cocoon rearing in the Kashmir Division.
It was further told that with the up-gradation of the Government Woollen Mills Bemina, livelihood of the sheep rearing community of J&K, comprising around 10 thousand families, would also be safeguarded.
The Commissioner Secretary asked the concerned to ensure that the interests of the farming community associated with wool and cocoon are protected especially amid Covid-19 Pandemic. He advised JKI to participate in upcoming auction to be conducted by the Sericulture Department and procure cocoons in bulk to ensure smooth running of JKI Filature units at Jammu and Kashmir.
Further, the Commissioner Secretary told the JKI management to devise an effective marketing plan for all its products and also register itself on GeM portal.