Helmet maker Steelbird offers to set up plant in JK

first_imgNew Delhi: Asia’s largest helmet manufacturer Steelbird Hi-tech India on Tuesday offered to set up a manufacturing plant in Jammu & Kashmir, a day after article 35A granting special status to the state was revoked by the government. This will help the Kashmir Valley kickstart a new industrial revolution and employment for the citizens, said Steelbird in a statement welcoming the government’s move. “It is a much awaited move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to overrule Article 370. This fantastic move ensures that the Valley enters the Indian mainstream and becomes a part of our nation’s collective growth,” said Steelbird Helmets Chairman Subhash Kapur. Until now, most of the manufacturing activity in J&K has remained restricted to the state’s inherent capacities in agriculture and handicraft, it added. “We think it will kickstart with the companies tying up with established local players to build the ecosystem. This is how most cities and states grow and we see it as a great opportunity for localites first,” said Steelbird Helmets MD Rajeev Kapur. Sajjanlast_img read more