Dineshwar Sharma, a former Intelligence Bureau director, met several delegations during his day-long visit to the district.
Delegations of traders engaged in cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade between two sides of Kashmir, apprised him of the difficulties being faced in carrying out their businesses, they said.
Employment, lack of power supply and non-availability of food grains, especially during the winter months, also figured during the discussions with Mr Sharma.
The centre's representative had announced earlier that he would be travelling to the Kashmir valley during the harsh winter.
In the last week of November, Mr Shrama, a 1979-batch IPS officer, had met people in Anantnag and Pulwama in south Kashmir.
It was his third visit to Kashmir valley after being appointed as the centre's representative for talks with various groups on Kashmir in October this year.