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JKTPO Organised UT Level Stakeholder’s Consultation under RAMP Programme and Investor’s Facilitation Meet

JKTPO Organised UT Level Stakeholder’s Consultation under RAMP Programme and Investor’s Facilitation Meet

JKTPO Organised UT Level Stakeholder’s Consultation under RAMP Programme and Investor’s Facilitation Meet.

November 22, 2023, Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) organized UT Level Stakeholder Consultation Under RAMP Programme and an Investor Facilitation Meet chaired by Shri Vikramjit Singh, Commissioner/ Secretary to Government, Industries & Commerce Department today at Convention Centre Jammu.

Mr. Khalid Jahangir, Managing Director, J&K Trade Promotion Organization; Ms. Indu Chib, Managing Director, J&K Rural Livelihood Mission; Mr. Arun Manhas, Director, Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Jammu; Dr. Vikas Gupta, Director, Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu and representatives from JKEDI, SIDBI, PwD and Revenue Department were present on the occasion. In addition, representatives from over 40 Trade/Industrial Associations and Industries namely ITC, Aadhya Food and Beverages, Naturis Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd and Industrial associations like CII, FICCI, Bari Brahmana Industrial Association, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Federation of Industries Jammu, Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Jammu, etc. also participated in the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Vikramjit Singh, Commissioner / Secretary to the Government, Industries & Commerce, J&K appreciated J&K Trade Promotion Organization for hosting such sessions where all Investors, trade bodies, industrial associations and other officials are on the same platform to have a threadbare discussion on the issues faced by industrialists. The session had open house one to one discussion with investors, industrial associations and trade bodies regarding the issues faced by them in different verticals such as land, power, change of land use, industrial estates, environmental clearances etc. Further, he addressed the issues related to land allotment, provision of basic amenities such as power, road connectivity, etc. and assured that the necessary support will be provided to the industries for smooth and hassle-free operations and added, “Government is working towards improving the industrial ecosystem of J&K and address their grievances and concerns. The Department of Industries and Commerce is taking various steps to ensure the land related issues are resolved by accruing new land. MoU has been signed with CPWD to develop Industrial Estate. The department will ensure that all those waiting for land will soon be allotted”. Keeping in view, the persistent demand of trade/industrial associations/MSMEs, he further invited all the representatives of MSMEs, Handicraft cooperative, Self Help Groups and officers/officials from various departments etc. to whole heartedly participate in survey and data collection exercise, so that, a realistic and need based Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) could be formulated for uplifting and boosting the MSME sector in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.  

Earlier, Mr. Khalid Jahangir, Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organisation welcomed the chair, Senior Government officers, prominent industries, the representatives from Industrial Associations and investors. He said that the preparation of Strategic Investment Plan under RAMP is the key and important factor to upgrade and accelerate MSMEs and this is the time where all the stakeholders have to participate and help in the formation of this Strategic Investment plan for JKUT. It was explained that RAMP is a Central Sector Scheme launched by the Ministry of MSME after the COVID-19 outbreak to strengthen and support the MSME sector and Department of Industries & Commerce, J&K has been assigned the responsibility to implement the RAMP programme in UT of Jammu and Kashmir. It was added that consultations with wide groups of MSMEs covering all districts and sectors including traditional industries and handicrafts would be held in coming days for obtaining inputs/suggestions and assessing the gaps/challenges.

A team of consultants gave a detailed presentation on the RAMP programme and preparation of Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) to be implemented for boosting the MSME’s in UT of Jammu and Kashmir. The team further added that a comprehensive questionnaire with regard to MSME’s has been prepared and will be circulated among the MSME’s in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir for better understanding and implementation of the programme and will be implemented at the District Level for gathering data/inputs and based on the ground reality. Further, they requested inputs/suggestions from the Stakeholders and the session was enriched with constructive feedback from the industry associations, entrepreneurs and the potential investors. It was concluded that way forward will be conducting more such meetings at various Administrative/Division/District levels to get insight on local issues and feedback from the industry veterans and MSME stakeholders.