Srinagar: Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kashmir (CCIK) held an emergency meeting presided over by its president Tariq Rashid Ghani.
During the meeting, besides its members, many new young entrepreneurs participated to express their views about the business atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir.
During the meeting, it was resolved that no fake handicraft products would be allowed to be sold in the Valley.
The members said to protect Kashmir handicraft, it was necessary for the government to ban fake handicraft. It said the government should not consider power tariff hike and also roll back GST so that benefits reach to common people.
The CCIK members also demanded that Transport Nagar should be developed on modern lines.
The members also stressed on prioritizing the education sector by upgrading it to international level standard by introducing modern education aids in the schools.
It was also observed that many youth are willing to take up business and shun employment by investing in many economic sectors.
The members demanded that such youth should be hand held by the government through various incentive based schemes which should be approved through a single window system.
Besides, it was resolved that tourism is one of the mainstays of the economy in the union territory and the government should allow reconstruction or repair works of hotel properties at popular tourist resorts like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Srinagar etc.
The members also demanded that tourism should be given to industrial states and benefits of industries should be passed on to its stakeholders. It was also observed that Kashmir’s environment is very fragile and many steps need to be taken to preserve it including making the Valley polythene free region.
The CCIK president said AIIMS for Kashmir needs to be reconstructed on a fast track basis besides improving the health sector at district level.
The young entrepreneurs who participated in the meeting expressed happiness with the CCIK management and assured full support to it so that they also get benefitted from the chamber activities.