Srinagar, May 05: HasnainMasoodi, Member of Parliament from Anantnag, former legislators, and a delegation of Pashmina Exporters and Manufacturers Association (PEMA) called on the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, at the Raj Bhavan Thursday.
The official spokesperson said that Member Parliament, HasnainMasoodi discussed various matters pertaining to regularization of daily wagers and welfare of employees, among other issues with the Lt Governor.
Similarly, former minister, Imran Reza Ansari met the Lt Governor and held discussion on various matters of public importance, besides presenting his views on the ongoing developmental process of the UT.
Former Legislator, SurinderAmbardar while calling on the Lt Governor expressed gratitude to the Lt Governor for the YatriNiwas being built at PanthaChowk, Srinagar.
The LG gave a patient hearing to the public representatives and assured them that all their genuine concerns and suggestions would be looked into meticulously, the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Pashmina exporters led by Dr HinaShafi Bhatt, VC, J&K Khadi& Village Industries Board also met the Lt Governor and apprised him about the present scenario of Pashmina shawl industry in J&K.
They also put forth their concerns and issues pertaining to safeguarding the Pashmina shawl industry and people associated with it, and effective promotion of the industry.
The delegation of PEMA included its President Tariq Ahmed Dar and office bearers- Imran Rashid and Abdul Manan.
While interacting with the delegation, the Lt Governor observed that dedicated efforts are being made to increase the exports and various promotional schemes and possibilities will be looked into so that this cottage industry is promoted efficiently.
The Lt Governor further said that various schemes for the upliftment of the artisans, weavers, and craftsmen are being run by the UT administration.
He urged the members of the delegation to ensure that benefits of the same reach grass root levels by spreading awareness among the artisans and weavers.