Jammu & Kashmir Government organized a Road Show as part of Global Investors Summit in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad. Recently their team came to Chennai and organized an Investors Meet in association with CII – Southern Region.
Dr. Thangam Meganathan, Chairperson, CII Chennai Zone & Head of Rajalakshmi Institutions, welcomed the gathering and said Jammu & Kashmir as a new State has strength across various sectors, including Agriculture, Horticulture, Tourism, Film Tourism, Manufacturing and IT.
Ms. Anoo Malhotra, Director, Industries and Commerce, Jammu, presented a picture on 14 Focus Sectors displaying Strengths and Aspirations of J&K like Tourism & Hospitality, Film Tourism, Horticulture & Post Harvest Management, Agro & Food Processing, Milk, Poultry, Fisheries & Wool Production, Agriculture & Mulberry Production for Silk, Herbal & Medicinal Plants, Health & Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, IT & ITES, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure & Real Estate, Handloom & Handicraft, Education & Skill Development.
J&K being the largest producer of apple, walnut, saffron, cherry, dryfruits, figs, basmati rice, berry, Tulip gardens has more potential in inviting investors. In tourism, it has largest road tunnel, world’s highest bridge, largest tulip garden, has perennial rivers like Seelam, Jeenab, Raavi, Peaas and Sutlej, has four food parks, six herbal gardens. J&K is also the second largest wool producer, cherry garden, four Himalayan tourist circuits, has an IIT / IIM / IMC / NIT / 10 engineering colleges, 12 universities in educational sector has 57 industrial estates and two major airports and seven new smaller airports are coming under UDAAN. It has great potential in becoming fourth largest apple producer in the world, has adventure sports, tourism, hill and mountaineering, and has fourteen major roads, and has Gullmarg and Pahalgam tourist centers.
Mr. Mahmood Ahmad Shah, Director, Industries & Commerce, Kashmir, spoke about the opportunities in J&K in IT.
Mr. Atal Dulloo, IAS, Financial Commissioner, J&K, presented details on tax deductions and stamp duty exemption and sops on real estate and infrastructure.
Mr. K.K. Sharma, Advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor, J&K UT, briefed on the latest developments on safety, security, growth, development, and Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, and Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah’s support and continuous coordination and direction in implementing peace and welfare measures taken in J&K till recently.