Shillong, June 8: Entrepreneur Bonkey R Marak of Williamnagar in East Garo Hills, accompanied by former MLA Nihim D Shira, today called on Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma at his residence to give a presentation of products made of recycled papers.
Marak has labelled his product under the brand name “Ecocraft”.
The Chief Minister was impressed with the presentation and has asked the firm to expand its business operation and place the products in the market. He told him to start outlets in different parts of the State and make the products available for the public.
He congratulated the budding entrepreneur for taking up the cause to recycle paper, contribute for a greener earth and ensure livelihood opportunities.
The firm manufactures file cove and board, cobra clip file, document box, pen stand, envelopes and four fold cover file, etc. Marak told the Chief Minister that he launched his products in April last at the initiative of Deputy Commissioner of East Garo Hills Ram Kumar. The Williamnagar Waste Paper Recycling Centre, which promotes the brand Ecocraft, is located at the District Commissioner’s premises with an outlet from where the products are sold to the public. The main objective of the Centre is to collect any waste papers materials generated by every Government offices, schools, colleges, etc.
“We conceptualised and launched the project in our bid to reduce the waste materials for helping in making clean and green Williamnagar town,” Marak told the Chief Minister.
Ecocraft has given employment to 30 people who are currently engaged in the manufacturing unit in different capacities.