For speedy and result-oriented disposal of public grievances, Advisor to Governor B B Vyas listened to people’s issues under the aegis of J&K Governor’s Grievance cell, here today.
Around 33 deputations comprising 265 persons and 31 individuals met the Advisor and apprised him about issues and developmental needs of their respective areas. They sought immediate intervention of the government for early redress of demands.
A deputation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) raised various issues related to promotion of industry and commerce in the state. They demanded reduction of GST rate on almond kernels from 12% to 5%, fast track mechanism for clearance of vehicles carrying industrial goods at Lakhanpur, revision of the distance limit for claiming the transport subsidy provided to the industries for the export of finished goods, road connectivity to the industrial area of Kangrail block Bhalwal, roads and sanitation facilities at Transport Nagar, hazardous waste dumping ground for J&K Industries besides other issues.
Similarly, representatives of Lead Recycling Industry Jammu and Kashmir sought measures for the betterment and progress of this industry, while a deputation of Laghu Udyog Bharti demanded for incentives to industries Post GST implementation. A delegation of Cricket Association for the blind in Jammu and Kashmir (CABJ&K) demanded affiliation with J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) and financial assistance for promotion of sports for visually impaired sportspersons.