STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, on Saturday reiterated that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will flourish in the times to come and in this regard JK Global Investors’ Summit is the first step towards achieving the dream of developed J&K. Addressing a conference of Annual Confederation of India Industry (CII) titled Re-Imagine J&K -“Turning Potential to Opportunities”, Advisor Khan, who was Chief Guest on the occasion, appreciated the efforts of CII for organising the event on this theme. The aim of the Conference was to accelerate the development process besides promotion of key sectors acknowledged by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The Conference was also attended by Business Entrepreneurs, Industrialists, Government Officials, Financial Institutions, Academic Institutes, Researchers and Policy Planners etc. On the occasion, Advisor Khan also shared ideas with young entrepreneurs on the significance of branding of local products to attract the consumers globally thereby creating new avenues. Speaking on the occasion, Sameer Gupta, Chairman, CII Northern Region and Managing Director, Jakson Limited congratulated the government for a new version of J&K after its re-organization adding the employment creation needs a strategic boost and the key sectors to be propelled for more job generation include the tourism ecosystem, Infrastructure development, entrepreneurship, Information Technology and agriculture and food processing sector. Ravi Shankar Sharma, Additional Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, also spoke on the occasion and discussed the need of infrastructure development in J&K while emphasizing the investments in housing and urban sector. Sajad Hussain Ganai, Director Technical Education, said Industry has a close connection with technical education which is an interface between industry and academia supplementing human resource for the industrial world. Addressing the conference, Shafat Sultan, Managing Director, JKHPMC said, Horticulture is the mainstay of J&K’s economy and discussed the pre and post harvest techniques and other innovative ideas needed for the high density growth. Chairman of CII J&K Council, Farooq Amin, said the UT of J&K has immense potential to become the economic power-house of the country. Ravnish Gulati, Vice-Chairman of CII J&K Council also spoke on the occasion.
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