PHDCCI delegation calls upon CS Dr Arun Kumar Mehta

Srinagar June 01 (KNS)  The PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry Delegation met Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS) Chief Secretary J&K Government. The delegation was headed by Mr Pradeep Multani President PHDCCI, along with Mr Baldev Singh Raina Chair PHDCCI-Kashmir, Mr Naveen Seth ASG PHDCCI, Mr Vijay Sheoran CEO Dalmia Healthcare, Mr Niraj Sr. Secretary International Affairs PHDCCI, and Mr Iqbal Fayaz Jan Deputy Resident Director PHDCCI J&K.

Mr Pradeep Multani discussed various economic and investment projects with the Chief Secretary of J&K. The President discussed the deep structural and sustained reform measures undertaken by the J&K government  and also seeking support measures for the economic development of J&K pertaining to Ease of Doing Business and implementation of Business Action Reforms plan, extension of VAT amnesty, review of Srinagar Master Plan, Ease in banking services, infrastructure projects, support to existing manufacturing and service sector, extension of emergency credit line guarantee scheme to all sectors, Special Economic Zone, Completion of  under Construction much awaited Infrastructural Project needs to be completed on priority with specified deadlines that Includes AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir, Central University at Kashmir, Four Lanning of Srinagar Jammu Highway, Rail Connectivity of Srinagar-Jammu, Metro Network of Srinagar and Jammu City, Expansion of Domestic Airport at Srinagar, Cable Car Project for Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Dodpathri and Shankeracharya Temple and Hariparbat. The renewal of Gulmarg and Pahalgam Lease, handholding of existing manufacturing units. The Chamber also requested for Land for the PHD House in Kashmir in Srinagar.


The Chief Secretary listened to the delegation attentively. Stating that J&K Government had been focusing on youth empowerment, he gave outlines of the UT Government’s initiatives in setting up of world class business environment by substantial progress on minimizing regulatory compliance burden with streamlining and simplifying the overall domestic business environment even further with an aim to break into the top 10 ranking of Ease of Doing Business. He further added that the Government is determined to improve the overall quality of manufacturing and services and provide employment opportunities to the youth of J&K in a transparent manner. Towards the end of the meeting, the Chief Secretary said that he would consider all suggestions and make decisions accordingly.(KNS)

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