GUWAHATI, June 30: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), in collaboration with the Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern (FINER) as the industry partner, conducted a two–day workshop in Guwahati on June 28 and 29.
Senior scientists from CSIR-laboratories from across the country participated and made presentations on industry-specific topics with solutions for challenges faced in the NE region. FINER, the apex Industry body of the region, played a key role in creating a platform for entrepreneurs of the region to share their experiences and to highlight the unmet challenges and expectations from the scientific community.
Naveen Verma, Secretary, Ministry of DoNER and SN Pradhan, Joint Secretary, DoNER addressed the gathering through video conferencing. Verma, in his keynote address, emphasized the need to harness the immense potential of the region in terms of natural and human resources through technology interventions and touched upon various schemes of central ministries and the supportive role played by M DoNER through the North Eastern Council and NEDFI. Director General of CSIR, Gisrish Sahni, emphasized the urgent need of the region to be exposed to innovative and cost effective technologies so that industry can be competitive on pan India basis.