JCCI President Rakesh Gupta condemned the unprovoked firing from Pakistani side on International Border in the Jammu region and also the cowardly act of throwing a Grenade last night in heart of Jammu City. The Chamber President also conveyed his grave concern on the Power Scenario even after huge spending of thousands of crores of rupees by the government of India in the power sector of Jammu & Kashmir.
In a Press Conference today at Chamber House Chamber President while speaking said that the design of Pakistan establishment to disrupt the communal harmony in the State of J&K by their cowardly acts shall never see the light of the day. He further said that the Chamber feels that such acts by Pakistani agents are just an outcome of frustration as they have failed to disrupt peace and communal harmony in the State of J&K. The Chamber President appealed to all the sections of the Society irrespective of cast creed and religion to remain united in this hour of need & be together to fail the ulterior motives of the enemy.
The Chamber President also urges upon the Government of India and the State Government to complete the construction of Bunkers on War footing in the border areas to avoid the loss of precious lives and property which happens always whenever the borders are in a war like situation. The Chamber President said that the positive response from the People of Kashmir in lieu of the conditional ceasefire announced by Government of India has left Pakistan frustrated beyond description.
Chamber President demands a judicial enquiry into the Power crises situation at a time when Jammu is reeling under intense heat of more than 40 degrees. The Chamber questions the spending of thousands of crores of rupees of tax payers on the power infra in the state which has brought no relief to a common man. The Chamber condemns the poor management and quality and reliability of purchases made for improvement of power infra in the recent years. The frequent power cuts and tripping has resulted in immense financial loss to the Industries and the business establishments for which such corrupt system is responsible. This type of mismanagement, frequent power cuts and high power tariff forces us to once again demand the return of power projects whose agreements have already expired back to the state of J&K.
The Chamber appeals to Sunil Sharma, Minister for Power Development who is known for his integrity to personally intervene and not only bring the culprits to book but also fix accountability on the highest and the lowest level so that the system is accountable.
The other office bearers present in the Press Conference include Rajesh Gupta, Sr. Vice President Rajeev Gupta, Jr. Vice President, Manish Gupta, Secretary General and Ashu Gupta, Treasurer.