Jammu and Kashmir industries and commerce department has received 4,114 applications online for land allotment for a 44,327 crores proposed investment. Proposals will further lead to creating job opportunities for over 1,84,100 engagements.

Chief Secretary Arun Mehta in Jammu on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Industries and Commerce department. It was further revealed that applications gets scrutinized through a single window system in which land is allocated using a transparent mechanism that takes into account to the proposed investment per Kanal, proposed direct employment per Kanal, category of industry environmental impact assessment, and others. The final list of allottees along with other details is shared on official website of the department in an attempt to ensure transparency.

The Chief Secretary stressed upon the completion of the allotment process in favour of eligible applicants and ensures generation of approximately 2 lakh employment in 18 months.

In an attempt to keep an easy feedback system, CS stressed upon maintaining a single window system. Industries & Commerce Department was directed to develop handicraft and handloom haats in all district headquarters to provide readymade market to the local products. In an attempt to encourage the handicrafts and handlooms of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Mehta stressed the linkage of the local market with the e-commerce platforms after suitable certification of product quality. It was informed that during the recently held Dubai Expo 2022, the government of J&K has signed MoUs with various entities to bring in an investment of approximately Rs. 3,000 crore which includes industrial giants like Emaar, Lulu, Matu Investments, Al Maya Group, Noon e-commerce, among others.

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