Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday stressed on the need for establishing a rail coach factory in the state to overcome economic hurdles and address the problem of unemployment.
The Chief Minister, who chaired a meeting of J&K State Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), said this matter would be given further thrust at the Union government level. Such an initiative by the Centre is significantly needed to expand economic activities, give fillip to industrialisation and create substantial jobs for the youth here.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Minister of State for Industries Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo, Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Economic Advisor to the Government, Jalil Ahmad Khan, among others.
In a presentation, Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Shantmanu, gave an overview of the activities underway in the state for the growth and development of the industrial sector and creation of new industrial estates at different places.