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Gujarat industrial development model to be replicated: J&K govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government would replicate the "Gujarat model" of industrial development in the state, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash said here on Wednesday.



Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government would replicate the "Gujarat model" of industrial development in the state, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash said here on Wednesday.

"The government would soon come up with an investor- friendly new industrial policy with an 'ease of doing business' initiative envisaging simplification of procedures on the pattern of industrially developed states like Gujarat," Prakash said while replying on grants of Department of Industries and Commerce in the Legislative Assembly.

He said the PDP-BJP coalition government would leave no stone unturned to develop the state in line with the 'Make in India' programme.

He informed the House that about 10000 kanals of land would be brought under industrialisation in various parts of the state as all possibilities are being explored to develop industrial estates in potential areas.

Elaborating on upcoming projects, the minister said that the government is endeavouring to establish a "mother industry" to boost subsidiary and small-scale industrial development in the state.

He said establishment of a full-fledged campus of 'Entrepreneur Development Institute' is in the process, while a Rs 100 crore Technology Centre is coming up at Ghatti, Kathua to provide technological and design support.

"In addition, two projects under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up-gradation Scheme (MIIUS) worth Rs 41.04 crore and Rs 16.11 crore respectively have also been approved" he said.

He said that an international trade centre worth Rs 100 crore is being establishing at Pampore under ASIDE scheme while a mega textile park is also being set up at Govindsir, Kathua.

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