With the Central Government focusing on the development of the Northeast in recent years, the region has been witnessing a momentum in trade and commerce, with agriculture leading the way.
With tourism already a booming industry in recent decades, it is time for MSME sectors to up the ante and leverage on the growth-enabling policies introduced by the government.
At the second Emerging North East, an event organized by India’s oldest apex body ASSOCHAM, Bijoya Chakravarty, member of Parliament, reiterated the fact that the Northeast has become the centre of attraction in regional development and it has now a real chance of becoming a major part of the India’s growth story.
Commenting on the occasion, Bijoya Chakravarty said, “Northeast is a vantage entry point for the Southeast Asian markets. This resource-rich region, with its vast expanse of fertile farmland and huge untapped human capital, has the potential to be India’s most prosperous region in the coming years. I invite all associations present here to make complete use of these advantages to move India’s economy towards prosperity. Northeast has witnessed tremendous development in the recent years in terms of infrastructure. However, the local people still need proper training in order to absorb the employment opportunities from the new industries to be setup in the State.”
She also emphasized on the potential of fishery sector in this region and recommended wise use of modern technologies in the sector for proper business generation.
The event witnessed presence of imminent personalities such as Jayanta K Samal, DGM, NABARD, Malay Mandal, AGS, MSTC, Dr Avinash Choudhary, zonal general manager, NSIC, Kuldeep Singh Datwalia, director general, PIB, Guwahati and Uday Kumar Varma, secretary general, ASSOCHAM.
The three-day event has been organized to facilitate investments and partnerships, providing opportunities for local youth, women, non-governmental organizations and developmental agencies to network with the national level institutions, industries, experts and officials from various departments.