Itanagar: Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra has exhorted the farmers and local weavers of Namsai district to go for “Startup Entrepreneurship” for economic growth.
Interacting with the farmers, horticulturists, gaon burahs and local weavers of the district on Friday, the governor said that with a dedicated and scientific approach, the entrepreneurs could bring economic growth and prosperity in the district and the State, an official communique informed here on Saturday.
Stating that the basic economy of the State is largely based on agriculture and the allied sector, the Governor pointed out that the sector has unlimited scope for the local economic growth and farmers’ empowerment.
Impressed by the highly educated progressive farmers, who have ventured into agriculture and its allied sectors, Dr Mishra reiterated that the youth of the state must change their very limited attitude from ‘job-seeking’ to ‘Start up’ and entrepreneurship as agriculture and allied sectors have scope for them.
He advised the government officials of the district to reach out to the people in the field and assist the farmers and self help groups in doing their projects. He said that the cooperation and sincerity in the implementation of developmental projects would improve the ranking of Namsai district amongst the aspirational districts of the country.
Emphasising on preservation and promotion of traditional textiles and handlooms, the Governor urged upon the educated girls and housewives to practice, participate and promote the age-old craft.
Earlier, Namsai DC Dr Bijoy Talukdar briefed the governor about the developmental activities of the district. He highlighted the initiatives under ‘Aspirational District’ programmes, particularly Mid-Day Meal scheme, health and education, the communique said.
Earlier in the day, the governor visited the Parasuram Kund, near Wakro in Lohit district.
For improving the infrastructure amenities and convenience of the pilgrims and visitors to the popular pilgrimage site, the governor inspected the entire complex and surveyed the holy Kund site.
Dr Mishra asked for improving the steps leading to the kund for the old and elderly pilgrims. He also directed for better services and safe and suitable accommodation for the visitors.
He asked for other innovative measures for making the trip to Parasuram Kund easy and comfortable.
The Governor observed that well throughout and proven engineering skill must be applied to improve the approach and reach to the kund.
Sharing his ideas for improving the site with district officials, Dr Mishra said that efforts must be put in to preserve, protect and promote the site, while keeping and improving the amenities, maintained presently at the venue.
This, he said, would boost the economy of the people in the area by enhancing the tourist destination.
The Governor also interacted with the caretakers sand volunteers working at Parasuram Kund.