The state has given green signal for the setting up of two textile parks in the Jammu region aimed at creating job opportunities for 4,000 people.
The approval for the setting up of these parks at a cost of Rs 1.30 crore was sanctioned at the 25th meeting of the Apex Projects Clearance Committee (APCC), headed by chief secretary S S Kapur, an official spokesman said on Thursday.
Kapur asked the committee for getting certificates of land availability and acquisition rates from the concerned deputy commissioners.
The APCC also cleared the establishment of two CA stores with a capacity of 3,500 tonnes and 2,000 tonnes, respectively, to be set up by local entrepreneurs, the spokesperson said.
Kapur called for establishing viable and cost-effective income generating units in the private sector for creating employment opportunities for the youth of the state.
However, he said these units should strictly follow the standards of pollution control norms. He underscored the need for establishing such units which are pollution-free and viable to promote employment opportunities in the state.
He asked the Committee to encourage entrepreneurs in setting up the units by providing them technical guidance and necessary back-up support, the spokesperson said.
Kapur also asked the Committee to submit feasibility report of various mega-business projects under their consideration within 15 days so that they are cleared for final approval.