Dwivedi reviews progress on Industrial infrastructure projects; implementation of PMEGP

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 19: Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today asked for speedy execution of Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPS) and other infrastructure in the Industrial Estates.

Speaking at a meeting of senior functionaries of the department, he directed that the execution of the works with respect to the Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPS) need to be taken up immediately in compliance of the Supreme Court’s directions.

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The meeting was convened to review the progress on works being executed in the different Industrial Estates in Jammu and Kashmir.

A total of 34 CETPs at an estimated cost of Rs. 56.55 crore are proposed for different Industrial Estates of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Commissioner Secretary emphasized upon the consolidation of the land bank of proposed Industrial Estates by way of immediate fencing.

In this regard, he directed to formulate DPRs for development of these Industrial Estates. He also emphasized upon the early completion of 11 Industrial Estates which are at different phases of completion. It was informed that issues with respect to power availability to these Industrial Estates needs to be addressed.

The Commissioner/ Secretary directed to hold a separate meeting with Power Development Department to expedite the supply of power to these upcoming 11 Industrial Estates.

Director Industries & Commerce Jammu, Anoo Malhotra along with other functionaries participated in the meeting through Video Conference, while Director Industries & Commerce Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah, Special Secretary Industries & Commerce, M.M. Rehman Ghasi, Managing Director J&K SICOP, Atul Sharma and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

Later, Commissioner Secretary Industries & Commerce chaired Bankers Review cum Monitoring Committee meeting under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).

The meeting was focused at reviewing the agency wise and bank-wise performance under PMEGP for the year 2019-20 and 2020-21.

During the meeting, it was informed that against the targets for establishment of 1920 units involving margin money of Rs. 5758.60 lakh, margin money to the tune of Rs. 9908.12 lakh has been released by Government of India for establishment of 4992 units thereby creating employment opportunities for 39936 persons, during the previous year FY, 2019-20.

Additionally, for the current FY, a target for establishment of 2600 units involving margin money of Rs. 7804.21 lakh has been fixed for UT of J&K. Against the said targets, an amount of Rs. 3280.14 lakh has been disbursed for establishment of 1668 units.

Commissioner Secretary impressed upon the officers to ensure that the scheme benefits reach to people living in all districts especially in remote areas of the J&K. He enjoined officers to organize awareness programmes so that the people residing in far flung areas are sensitized about the scheme. Commissioner/ Secretary Industries & Commerce Department noted with satisfaction that 35.5% units under PMEGP have been set up by women entrepreneurs.

The meeting was attended by Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu, Director Industries & Commerce, Kashmir, Director Planning Industries & Commerce Department, Secretary/CEO J&K KVIB, Director Khadi & Village Industries Commission and Bankers from various Banks.