Srinagar, Dec 4: The Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) has expressed regret over massive fire incident which destroyed an industrial unit M/s Farooq Wooden Furniture at Kanlibagh, Baba Reshi Road in Baramullah district during the intervening night of 3rd and 4th December. The buildings, plant and machinery, finished and semi-finished furniture besides raw material was completely destroyed in the fire incident. The estimated loss in the property has been reported to be of the value of more than 250 lacs.
The industrial unit was considered to be one of the leading furniture units in Baramullah that employed more than 50 employees.
A delegation of FCIK led by its President Shahid Kamili today visited the affected unit at Baramullah and took stock of the damage. Former President Zahoor Bhat, President I/E Sopore Javaid Ahmad Bhat, President I/E Baramullah Haji M. Ashraf Khan, President Unorganised sector Baramullah Imran Amir and others accompanied President FCIK.
While conveying deepest sympathies on behalf of the apex organisation, the President FCIK assured the promoters of the unit Farooq Ahmad and his brother of every possible support required for the rehabilitation of the unit at this crucial juncture.
Meanwhile, FCIK has formally taken up the issue of rehabilitation of the affected unit with Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo and has requested him for possible government support in the interest of saving the industrial unit and employment it generated for more than 50 persons.