ZT News Network
Srinagar, Nov 24: 
In an effort to strengthen the interface between youth entrepreneurs and the established industry players in Kashmir, KCCI organised an interaction with Kashmir Youth Entrepreneurs Federation (KYEF) on Thursday. The basic purpose of the meeting was to apprise the industry leaders about the issues that youth startups are facing in Kashmir.
President KYEF Babar Chowdhary led the delegation and urged KCCI to impress upon the government authorities to have Kashmir centric business promotion policies considering the geographical disadvantage of the Valley.
President KCCI Sheikh Ashiq, Senior Vice President Nashir Khan, Junior Vice President Dr A M Mir, Secretary General Farooq Amin, and Treasurer Manzoor Paktoon attended the meeting.
Babar impressed upon the need to have a start-up business promotion policy in Kashmir on the patterns of the North East, where businesses are exempted from taxes
“Kashmir should also be provided such framework packages for the youth-targeted at encouraging local educated and unemployed youth to start their own business units”, Babar added.
He also spoke about the problems that various other sectors including tourism are facing which needs to be addressed forthwith.
On the occasion, members also shared their views with the KCCI. Issues concerning the opening of Youth Start-up Cell, the crisis in plywood industry, flawed tendering process in government IT Sector, non-availability of land bank for agriculture and allied sectors, setting up of research wing were discussed. It was also urged to have a dedicated start-up helpdesk.
KCCI President Sheikh Ashiq assured that Chamber would take up all the issues with the concerned authorities for immediate redressal.
He also asked KYEF to bring in more youth into the business sector and KCCI would provide every support for the development of youth entrepreneurs.
KYEF urged KCCI to kindly support KYEF for designing a new policy for IT sector of the state as many experienced and good brains are sitting idle as the IT policy doesn’t go with the dynamics of the state, as a result, an IT student has to move out and work as employees outside state as if policies made suitable they can start up their own it houses here in state
The meeting was also attended by Akib Chaya Senior Vice president KYEFand other members as well.
KYEF will organize an IT interaction session with KCCI and will further discuss the agendas which can be suggested to the government for approval.
Both the Presidents of KYEF and KCCI urged the youth of the state to come and discuss the problems faced and we are by all our heart to guide them help them and direct them in a productive path.