Mehta beckons investors to invest in J&K at Global Convention London

Mehta beckons investors to invest in J&K at Global Convention London

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Thursday beckoned the global investors to come and invest in the unexplored land of opportunities of Jammu and Kashmir for reaping the benefits extended by the government there.
Dr Mehta made these remarks while speaking as guest of honor at London Global Convention 2022 on Corporate Governance & Sustainability held by Institute of Directors, India under the theme “Building an Effective Board that Works & Top Global Trends” at London on Thursday,” an official statement said.
The Chief Secretary extended an invitation to the delegates to come and explore vast investment opportunities available in Jammu and Kashmir. He urged them to support the efforts to transform J&K into a success story of optimism, prosperity and growth.
He maintained that his participation in this Global event aims at building trust amongst the global business fraternity and showcases strengths of Jammu & Kashmir as a potential investment destination.
He mentioned that the Government of India is working towards making India a hub of the global supply chain under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign. He recollected that a host of initiatives like Make in India, Vocal for Local, Promoting exports under District as Export Hub, market linkages for MSME industries to both domestic and global value chains, etc have been rolled out in this direction.
Dr Mehta gave out that in this backdrop the Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Policy (JKIP) 2021-30 is a welcome change from the previous industrial policies and the industrial ecosystem in J&K is set to witness a paradigm shift.
Talking about the local initiatives he resonated that “Government of Jammu & Kashmir took bold and decisive steps of breaking the shackles in the path of development and is fast moving towards integration with national economic trajectory, to become prosperous and self-reliant.”
He reiterated that momentous decisions have been taken which have changed the constitutional framework, removed artificial legal and economic barriers between J&K and the rest of the country and have fully integrated J&K market with the national market and at par with other parts of the country.
He informed the gathering that the people of J&K can now fully enjoy the rights and benefits enjoyed by all other citizens of India rather than just a limited set of rights and benefits.
He stated that a strong grassroots democracy has been set up with genuine participation of people at the lowest rungs of governance in Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies.
Taking this opportunity the Chief Secretary assured the participants that the Government is committed to transform Jammu and Kashmir into a prosperous and progressive region and present a new version that would amply represent its rich tradition of hospitality, warmth & inclusiveness and globally acclaimed status as “paradise on earth”.
UNI

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