|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Aug 22: Demanding a dedicated corridor to ship apples and other perishable items from Kashmir zone to Jammu, Chamber of Traders Federations today offered all help to government agencies besides distressed valley traders in streamlining business operations.
Addressing a press conference, Neeraj Anand, President CTF emphasised that business community of Jammu region could play a very supportive role in these turbulent times. Speaking further he said Jammu is equal stakeholder if not more in the Horticulture and tourism based economy of J&K.
"Jammu has large infrastructure like cold storages, warehouses, walnut processing units besides well aligned transport business and skilled manpower that helps send Produce from Valley to rest of India and even abroad. Jammu based traders also invest huge amount to help valley based growers meet their working capital needs," added Neeraj
He also offered assistance to authorities in setting up coordination committees so that if Valley is facing shortages of any commodity the same can be arranged and shipped immediately.
Earlier Neeraj expressed gratitude to the Central Government for extending dates for filing GSTN 3B Returns, he however further demanded that GSTR9 ,GSTR9c and Annual Income Tax return filing dates should also be extended as the current situation is not conducive for filing the same.
CTF also appreciated the role being played by Praveen Khandelwal, National General Secretary , Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in raising concerns of Jammu and Kashmir business community with concerned Ministries in Delhi.
Prominent among those present were, Praveen Gupta, President Fruit Mandi, Raman Gupta, Shiv Kumar Gupta, Dinesh Gupta, Tushar Mahajan, Ajay Gupta and Parag Abrol.