GUWAHATI CITY

Modi hails Assam entrepreneur

GUWAHATI, June 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his interaction with young innovators and Start-up entrepreneurs across the country, hailed the initiative of Hemendra Chandra Das, an Assamese entrepreneur, through a video conference today.

Hemedra Chandra Das heads the Start-up company ‘Innotech Interactions Private Limited’ and is working on a technology to treat the water being 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.

Modi called upon the young generation to generate new ideas and transform the nation through new technology.

Earlier, Manjula 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 their feedback in difficulties of funding, infrastructure and marketing which they were assured of mitigation by the department.

Kamrup (Metro) DC Virendra Mittal, District Development Commissioner Bijoya Choudhury and senior officials of Industries and Commerce Department were present at the Video Conference today.