Jammu, April 02 (INFO)- Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday assured industry leaders in J&K that he would take up with the Prime Minister the withdrawal of incentives to the industry in the State. He said he was writing to Dr. Manmohan Singh about the adverse impact of the decision on industry in
Jammu & Kashmir and urge him to continue the package of incentives for the next four years as committed by the central government while announcing the package 6 years ago. The package had been announced for 10 years like in the case of the North East.
A group of industrialists from Jammu met today with the Chief Minister and briefed him about the negative impact of the central government’s decision to withdraw the industry related incentives. They urged him to persuade the union government to revoke its decision.
The Chief Minister told them that 3 days ago he had discussed the issue with the Prime Minister. During the discussion, it was felt that some points needed clarification, he said, adding that today’s meeting was aimed at appreciating the issue properly so that it is again projected before the Prime Minister. He said on the basis of the inputs received today, he would write to the PM requesting for continuation of the incentives to the industry in J&K.
Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mangat Ram Sharma, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Advisor to Chief Minister, Janak Raj Gupta, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Anil Goswami and Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Dr. Pawan Kotwal were also present in the meeting.