Over 4,000 online applications for land allocation received by Department of Industries: Officials

The Department of Industries has received more than 4,000 online land allocation applications promising a proposed investment of Rs 44,327 crore, an official spokesperson said on Tuesday.

He was briefed in a meeting chaired by J&K chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta to review the functioning of the industries and commerce department here, the spokesperson said.

As part of the new land allocation policy, he said the meeting was informed that the industries department had so far received 4,114 online land allocation applications, pledging a proposed investment of Rs 44,327 crore with an estimated job creation potential of 1,84,100 commitments.

”All such applications are processed under the one-stop-shop system in which land is allocated through a transparent mechanism giving appropriate weighting to investment offered by Kanal, direct employment offered by Kanal, to industry category, environmental impact assessment and others,’ the spokesperson said.

To maintain transparency in the award process, the spokesperson said the finalized list of awards along with application and selection details are shared on the department’s official website and objections are called before official award.

The Chief Secretary spearheaded the completion of the award process in favor of eligible candidates and ensured the generation of around two lakh job opportunities in 18 months. In addition, he also ordered to submit a consolidated report on the applications processed and the time required for their processing – the allocation of land – and the establishment of the industrial unit as well as the respective job creation potential.

Mehta asked the department to integrate the one-stop-shop system with the rapid assessment system to allow the candidate to share their feedback with the department.

He also led the completion of the end-to-end digitization of all services identified under (EoDB) by the end of this month focusing on the remaining services of a handful of departments.

The Department of Industries and Commerce was asked to develop handicraft and hand weaving hats in all district headquarters to provide ready-made markets for local products.

The department was further requested to expedite the identification of one product per district that can be exported on a large scale to domestic and international markets, the spokesperson said.

To boost the handicrafts and handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehta highlighted the link between local market and e-commerce platforms after proper certification of product quality.

Furthermore, he also underscored the importance of the Geographical Identification (GI) label of local products and quality testing thereafter to gain consumer confidence in the quality of Jammu and Kashmir products, said the spokesperson.

During the recent Dubai Expo 2022, the government of Jammu and Kashmir signed MoUs with various entities to bring in an investment of around Rs 3,000 crore, which includes industry giants like Emaar, Lulu , Matu Investments, Al Maya Group and Noon e-commerce, among others.

During 2021-2022, the Department of Industries and Commerce sanctioned 1,392 cases under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Scheme (PMEGP) with a grant amount of Rs 19.34 Crore. It has also sponsored 2,810 cases under artisans credit card with sanctioned amount of Rs 1.89 crore, established 26 Karkhandars (units) and held 20 exhibitions for the promotion of J&K industry and trade, said the spokesperson.

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