Entrepreneurship key to development: Capoor
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 3: “Entrepreneurship is key to economic development of the state,” said Ravi Capoor, Additiol Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, while delivering the keynote address on a semir held on the prospects of plastic and polymer industries today.
The semir, held on the sidelines of the mami Brahmaputra Festival, was organized by the Department of Industries and Commerce, in association with AIDC and FICCI at Mas Symposium, Kasomari Ghat, Machkhowa, Guwahati.
Ravi Capoor gave an in-depth insight into the prospects of jute, polymer, sugar, bamboo and food processing industries in Assam. He also underlined the viability of pink granite industry which is available in the state. “Sustained industrial growth is possible through indigenous raw materials,” Capoor added.
He further stated that Rs. 6,000 crore has been invested by major industrial players in the last ten months generating employment to over 40,000 youths in Assam. He called upon young entrepreneurs to mould their ideas to successful stories in the soon-to-be-launched incubators and invited investors to set up industrial parks to which all government support would be provided.
Ashutosh Agnihotri, Commissioner and Secretary, Industries and Commerce said that mami Brahmaputra Festival has been organized to explore the potentialities and probabilities of this region and brand Assam as the centre of the vast South-East Asian markets. He hoped that jute and plastic sectors would be a giver of employment rather than seeker of employment.
Dr KK Dwivedi, Commissioner, Industries and Commerce said that Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Land Banks have made it possible to set up industries in Assam within weeks’ time.
AK Singh, Maging Director, BCPL, Biswajit Chakraborty, Director, North-East Advisory Council, FICCI were also present in today’s semir.