Srinagar March 20 (KINS): Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Department Ranjan Prakash Thakur today took stock of the working of various units of Jammu Kashmir Industries Limited in Kashmir division.
He undertook visit to the Government Spinning Mill Nowshera Srinagar which has been modernized and upgraded in July last year and was inaugurated by the LG. During his interaction with the staff of the unit, Principal Secretary was informed that 2000 no. of spindles are in operation in the unit and various counts of fine woolen yarn are being manufactured by the unit. Further the manufactured yarn was being woven at Government Woolen Mills Bemina, Srinagar into fine quality woolen suiting and shawls. The Nowshera unit is also supplying fine yarn to the local manufacturers.
Principal Secretary appreciated the efforts which have been made by JKI in reviving the said unit as the same has not only led to increase in revenue generation of the organization but has also provided employment opportunity to the local people. On this occasion, Principal Secretary instructed the management to put in their efforts to explore the possibilities of finding newer markets for the products manufactured by JKI both at national as well as international level.