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Rahul urges India Inc to connect with J&K


HAROON RESHI | Srinagar, October 5, 2012 22:04
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Rahul GandhiA new door of opportunities seems to have opened for the Kashmiris as high profile business icons of India, who visited Srinagar on Friday, expressed their willingness and enthusiasm for investing in the state.

The top Indian businessmen and industrialists who sat with Kashimiri entrepreneurs in an interaction session were Chairman Tata Group, Ratan Tata, Chairman Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam, Chairman HDFC Ltd., Deepak Parekh, Chairman Bajaj Auto Ltd., Rajeev Bajaj and MD & CEO Team Lease, Ashok Reddy.

These industrialists visited Kashmir on the special invitation of All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi who was in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit.

According to an official spokesperson, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Rahul Gandhi have said that the state possesses rich potential for area specific industrialization and the investors have greater opportunities to invest here.

At the interactive session, 'Rahul Gandhi urged the India Inc. to come forward and be important player in the stupendous goal of catapulting economy of Jammu and Kashmir and expanding employment orbit for the youth of the State,' informed the official spokesperson.

At the function Ratan Tata said Rahul Gandhi has opened not only a window but a door for Indian Inc. to invest in Jammu and Kashmir. He said India Inc. is keen to invest in the state and is willing to play its role in development.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah while welcoming the country’s top industrialists, invited them to invest in the thrust areas particularly hydro power generation, tourism, handicrafts, health, horticulture and agriculture.

It was also agreed to have a closer coordination between top industrial houses of the country and budding entrepreneurs from the state for entering into possible joint ventures in the industrial and trade sectors.

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Posted By: Anil Gupta | Meerut(Presently in Chicago,USA) | October 6th 2012 | 20:10
I agree with you Rahul and am ready to set up some industry in J&K. But can I? So long as Article 370 is there no person from rest of India can establish business in Indian state of J&K. Unless this obnoxious 'temporary' clause is not deleted no industrial house can esteblish business there.

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