Federation of Jammu shown concern in respect of non inclusion of majority of Industrial Products being manufactured by MSME Sector of J&K for the Cross LOC Trade.
Sh. Lalit Mahajan, Chairman FOIJ appreciated the Steps taken by the previous State Govt. to explore the market avenues by opening the new Routes for Cross LOC Trade for the Industrial Sector of J&K to provide relief to the MSME Sector who is suffering due to Locational disadvantages & shallow market avenues as it is difficult for them to sell their products in the neighboring States & if an opportunity is provide to the Unit holders to sell their products through Cross LOC Trade, it will boost the confidence of the Industrial Units and overall Economic Development of the State.
At present the Local MSME sector is producing the quality products in our State which includes Ferrous & Non Ferrous Products, Pharma & Health Care Products, Food Products, Packaging Material, Pesticides, Building Material, Paint Hardware, Electrical Goods, Garments, Blankets & Carpets, IT Products, Engineering Goods, Stationery Items, Cattle/ Poultry Feed, Chemicals and other allied products but unable to sell their products through Cross LOC Trade due to non inclusion of majority of Items in the present SOP.
For achieving dual goals of Economic Development and peace building using a market development intervention, we strongly suggest that all goods being manufactured in J&K be brought into the ambit of LOC Trade, to open other Routes on LOC close to Border i.e. Pallanwala – Chhambh, Nowshehra – Mirpur and opening of Suchetgarh (Jammu District) route for International Trade of Goods with other part of Pakistan on the pattern of Wagha Border to explore New Market for Local Industry.
We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narindra Modi and Hon’ble Governor of the J & K State Sh. Satya Pal Malik, to explore the possibilities for the opening of New Routes for Cross LOC Trade and also opening of Suchetgarh (Jammu District) route for International Trade of Goods with other part of Pakistan on the pattern of Wagha Border to explore New Market for Local Industry.