Arunachal Deputy CM Chowna Mein Highlights Bamboo Potential of Arunachal
NAMSAI: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein inaugurated a 10-day workshop on Bamboo Construction ‘Building With Bamboo’ at Golden Pagoda Resorts, Tengapani in Namsai District in presence of MLA Chongkham, Chow Tewa Mein and MLA Namsai, Chau Zingnu Namchoom here today.
In his inaugural speech, Mein said, “we could market Arunachal Pradesh through Bamboo and its products”. Citing that there is a huge scope for investment in Arunachal Pradesh as the State has so much of wealth in the form of natural resources, he said Bamboo is one of it.
He pointed that the North East region has the highest potentials of Bamboo in the country and Bamboo is a part and parcel of the life of North Eastern people as it is widely used as eatables as well as in making furniture and as construction materials. He informed that earlier in a GST Council meeting, he proposed for reduction of GST Rate on Bamboo Furniture and its products from 28% to 12%, accordingly the same was accepted and reduced to 12% by the GST Council.
He further said that the opportunities are coming for the people of the State as it is opening up to the outside world with the improved road, rail, and air connectivity. He said, “though there is tremendous scope for establishing economic and cultural relations with the South East Asian Countries. But for that to happen, we need to keep ourselves ready through improvisation of infrastructures and road communication”. He added that entrepreneurship is one such area where we can improvise and sale our finished products to attract outsiders.
He said that for this to happen we need both political and social will and support of the expertise.