Reviews status of infrastructure, facilities available to unit holders
Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday visited Zainakot and Shalteng Industrial Estates where he reviewed the status of infrastructure and the facilities available to the unit holders.
Advisor had round of both the Industrial Estates (IE) and interacted with the Unit holders. The unit holders ventilated their issues and pointed out certain demands that needed immediate attention. Advisor gave on spot instructions to the Director Industries to come up with a detailed proposal indicating requirements of the Industrial Estates and the demands put forth by the unit holders.
He said the development of interior approach roads, fencing, uninterrupted electric and water supply have to be the prime focus of Industries department to ensure that the basic minimum facilities are provided to unit holders.
Baseer said Industrial Estates across the Union Territory of J&K have to be Industry friendly. The unit holders shall be provided continuous supply of electricity, proper medical facilities, fire tenders, ATMs and other amenities to facilitate work in these estates.
He said systematic infrastructure shall be put in place to capitalize potential of IE Zainakote also.
Regarding the functioning of various units, Baseer was informed that total number of units present at Zainakote are 234 out of which 148 are formally registered and functioning at present.
The Advisor asked Director Industries and Commerce, Nazim Zai Khan to prepare a detailed report regarding the non-functional units pointing out the reasons that have led to their closure and revival plans be prepared commensurating with the present industrial scenario. He said the units have to be made fully functional to increase the employment avenues.