New Delhi, Nov. 18: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said Saturday that Jammu and Kashmir was witnessing fast development.
An official spokesman said in a statement that the LG was attending the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Day celebration at the 42nd India International Trade Fair 2023 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, sharing J&K’s journey over the past few years, and that J&K was undergoing a rapid process of transformation.
He said that the changes taking place in many areas have given J&K businesses new wings to attain new objectives and enter worldwide markets.
“Badalta Jammu and Kashmir is more than a slogan. It represents the fresh goals and optimism of our entrepreneurs, business community, and craftsmen, and the restoration of an old tradition.” I invite business leaders and potential investors to invest in J&K,” Sinha remarked. “Efforts are being made to provide J&K’s handloom, handicraft, and agro sector with access to the global market.” New handlooms, handicraft policies, and other measures have improved the lives of our craftsmen and skilled laborers.”
He also underlined the J&K administration’s important endeavors to give many chances for women entrepreneurs and craftsmen to demonstrate their abilities and contribute to the local economy.
The LG praised the India Trade Promotion Organization’s marketing excellence initiative for bringing together exhibitors, buyers, sellers, distributors, consumers, small and medium companies, entrepreneurs, and artisans under one roof.
He said that this year’s theme for the India International Commerce Fair (IITF) was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam—United by Commerce,’ which provides a great platform for showcasing cutting-edge technology, innovations, and an unlimited range of creative items.
“The J&K Pavilion at IITF is receiving a tremendous response from both domestic and international buyers.” “It has become the most effective tool for promoting the tremendous market potential of J&K UT and building and strengthening trade ties,” Sinha added.
He visited the J&K Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair and spoke with exhibitors, entrepreneurs, and craftsmen from Jammu and Kashmir.
The LG said that the stands set up at the trade show exhibiting items from J&K were a must-see for everyone.
“This year, J&K is one of the focus states and UTs, with over 122 exhibitors from the state offering unique handicraft, handloom, and agro-based products. “Visitors and customers may “experience the creativity of our craftspeople, weavers, and a diverse canvas of agricultural products,” he added.
To commemorate the event, a large cultural program was also organized.
Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Vikramjit Singh, Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department; Khalid Jahangir, Managing Director JKTPO; officials of the J&K Government and India Trade Promotion Organisation; and representatives of the business and trade community were also present.