STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Pradeep Sharma, Member State Legislative Council, met Governor Satya Pal Malik here on Thursday. Sharma apprised Governor about the developmental issues of Poonch and problems being faced by people living along the LoC. Governor urged Sharma to continue his sustained endeavours towards promoting people’s welfare. Meanwhile, Vikramaditya Singh, former Member of the State Legislative Council also met the Governor and discussed with him various issues of public welfare. Governor urged Singh to always work for the general good of the public with special focus on the underprivileged sections of the society. Later a delegation of Laghu Udyog Bharti, J&K, led by its President Rajinder Gupta, met the Governor and requested for re-examination of the various incentives being provided or proposed to be provided to industry in the State so that the competitive edge of existing industrial units especially the small and tiny sector is restored. The delegation demanded 100 % SGST refund on bill value or 5% cash incentive of bill value of sales in addition to value addition refund and consumption within the State; existing units which undertake substantial expansion/additional lines of production to be made eligible for availing the declared Budgetary support by the State Government; removal of new negative list introduced in SRO 431 for 2 % incentive on sales outside the State; removal of the condition of 1000 km in freight subsidy incentive on interstate sales etc. The delegation requested that Central Government be persuaded to continue with oldpackage of incentives up to 2025. The delegation also requested Governor for conferring ownership rights of industrial land to the entrepreneurs in order to facilitate their business growth. Governor assured the delegation due consideration of its demands.
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