Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the initiative of Assamese entrepreneur Hemendra Chandra Das.
Modi appreciated the initiative of Das while with young innovators and Start-Up entrepreneurs across the country through video conference.
Das heads the Start-Up company ‘Innotech Interactions Private Limited’ and is working on a technology to treat the water wasted while refining crude oil based on the electro-biochemical system.
It is for this technology that the company was the all-India winner of the Indo-Israel Innovative Challenge. PM Modi called upon the young generation to generate new ideas and transform the nation through new technology.
Earlier, Majula Saikia Bhuyan, Additional Director of the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, held a briefing session with around 35 Start-Up entrepreneurs and explained the Assam Start-Up Policy aimed at encouraging young innovators.
They were made aware of the soon to opened state-owned Innovation Centre at Ambari, Guwahati which will give handholding support to the entrepreneurs.
The entrepreneurs gave the feedback in difficulties of funding, infrastructure and marketing which the Department assured to look into and mitigate the issues.
Kamrup (Metro) DC Virendra Mittal, District Development Commissioner, Bijoya Choudhury and senior officials of Industries and Commerce department were present during the video conference.