The DoNER ministry is all set to organise a workshop cum exhibition on ‘Bamboo – A wonder grass: Opportunity for Sustainable Development in Jobs’ in Jammu in January while going ahead with its idea of implementing Northeast success stories in Jammu & Kashmir.
This was decided in a review meeting of the DoNER ministry that was chaired by minister Jitendra Singh.
During the meeting Dr Singh said the North Eastern Council (NEC), ministry of DoNER, in collaboration with government of Jammu and Kashmir will organise this workshop cum exhibition.
He said that the workshop is being organised through Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC), Assam and Department of Social-Forestry, government of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The workshop will focus on Northeast experience with bamboo in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
The Minister said that the development of Northeastern region has been on the priority of the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that the experience of Northeastern states will help the artisans of UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
“This will help them in their economic development and job opportunities,” he added.
He said that this will also assist in commercial exploitation of bamboo grown in this region.
“A Bamboo Industrial Park has already been approved to be set up in the Dima Hasao district of Assam,” he said.
It was told in the meeting that nearly 65 percent Ministry of DoNER budget has been spent for the current financial year. The possibility of providing digital and virtual class rooms in districts of North eastern states was also discussed during the meeting.
DoNER secretary InderJit Singh and senior officers of ministry of DoNER and North Eastern Council (NEC) were present during the meeting.