MSME chairs meeting
Economic Advisor MSME chairs meeting of entrepreneurs at Baramulla
Baramulla, May 24: Economic Advisor of Union Ministry of Micro Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSME) D P S Negi today chaired a meeting here at Dak Bungalow to examine and
review the development of industrial growth through MSME and to project
appropriate proposals for its development in the district.
Meeting was attended by DDC Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, Director Industries and
Commerce, Director KVIB, Secretary KVIB, AD MSME,Additional Deputy Commissioner
Baramulla, General Manager DIC Baramulla, industrialists, entrepreneurs, representatives of
various trade associations of the district and others concerned.
On the occasion DDC presented the district profile and informed the chair about the economic
viability of potential industrial sectors. He said that the district is endowed with enormous
potential in some sectors including apple production, walnut processing, Tourism and
other agriculture and Horticulture produce. He also briefed the chair about the cross LOC trade
that is being carried through the district.
Meanwhile, the DDC appraised the Advisor about various issues of industrial sector and said that
lack of proper infrastructure hampers the way of effective utilization of the resources. He also
proposed some measures, adding that these sectors can absorb a large manpower thereby
improving the socio economic index of the society.
Negi discussed various prospects for promotion of MSMEs with industrialists and entrepreneurs
of the district. He appreciates their suggestion in this direction and offered warm assurance
towards realizing them on priority.
He said that Baramulla with the abundance of natural resources has been chosen as an
Aspirational District and the purpose of his visit is to put out ways for their maximum
utilization viz-a-viz minimal disturbances of environmental sustainability.
Representatives of various departments including industrialists and entrepreneurs urged support
for the promotion of agriculture and allied sectors towards bettering the living standards of all
those associated with these sectors. They demanded establishment of cold storage, processing
plant for boosting of entrepreneurship in agriculture and allied sectors, clusterization of industrial
units, concession of interest on entrepreneurial loans and acquisition of state land for establishing
new industrial units. The Economic Advisor had a patient hearing and assured to chalk out
ways for their redressal.
Later,Negi visits some industrial estates located in Mazboug, Doubgah and other places of
Sopore town to get the first hand appraisal of the issues of entrepreneurs and others associated
with the sector.