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JCCI demands mega market with food processing park in Jammu

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Jammu, Jul 30 :  Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) today demanded setting up of a mega market with food processing park in the winter capital in view of the growing quantum of horticulture produce, increase of LoC trade and economic activity.

JCCI President Rakesh Gupta met Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to the Governor J&K, and submitted a memorandum regarding the problems being faced by fruit industry, and early completion of artificial lake project on River Tawi.

"Keeping in view the growing quantum of horticulture produce, increase of LoC trade, economic activity in the markets...we demand setting up of mega market with food processing park here," Gupta told reporters.

"We request the government to acquire 1,500 kanals (187.50 acres) of land for expansion of the mega market with modern facilities like cold storage, auction sheds, processing units, ripening chambers," he added.

The Chamber President also demanded that specific   campaign be launched to highlight tourism circuits of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Shahdara Sharief and Nangali Sahib which shall not only promote tourism but also communal harmony.

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