KATHUA : Director Industries Dr Abdul Rashid visited Kathua and held a meeting with number of industrialists, unions and other prominent people including General Manager Industries Amarjeet Singh.
During this meeting the President Industry Association Devinder Singh Verma, R.P Aggarwal, Pradeep Aggarwal, Ajit Singh, Ravinder Singh, Suresh, Charanjeet Singh Bhola, Kulbhushan Mahajan highlighted number of grievances.
They said that large number units are aspiring to come up but due to non-availability of land there is no scope of expansion and requested for necessary action in this regard. They also highlighted the problems of power and water supply which should be improved. The industrialists also demanded that VAT exemption which is expiring on 31st March, 2015 should be extended and at the same time the income tax should also be exempted.
The director said that acquiring of land is already in hand but is pending for want of clearance from Forest and assured that the case will be pursued further. He urged the industrialists that every effort should be made to employ the local youths in view of large scale unemployment.