District Industries and Commerce Centre organized Exporters' Conclave in Tezpur
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, being observed all across the country to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence
TEZPUR: As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, being observed all across the country to commemorate 75 years of India's Independence, an Exporters' Conclave organized by the District Industries and Commerce Centre, Sonitpur was held on Friday at the conference hall of Sonitpur Zila Parishad Office.
Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das inaugurated the conclave by lighting the ceremonial lamp, where around 19 SHGs, entrepreneurs, industrialists, exporters from tea, textile, agro products, food processing industry took part. An Export Guide Book on potential export items of Sonitpur district was also launched on the occasion.
Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das in his speech appreciated the effort made by DICC Sonitpur and said that the participation of experienced exporters in the conclave would boost the morale of the potential exporters who took part in the conclave and called upon the exporters' community, industrialists, entrepreneurs to work in close coordination with the district administration to boost the economy of the district. He also promised to extend every possible help from the administration's side towards this endeavour.
In his inaugural address, General Manager, DICC, Ranjan Kr Bhattacharyya said that the conclave was organized as part of Banijya Saptah and hoped that it would provide a good start for the export scenario of Sonitpur district. The conclave is expected to help identify potential exporters and products and promote the district as an export hub.
CEO, Zilla Parishad Diganta Baishya, Professor, Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur University, Dr Charulata Mahanta, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tezpur University, Dr Partha Pratim Dutta, Assistant Director, Tea Board, Dr Amrita Chakraborty, were present as distinguished guests in the programme.
Among the eminent speakers who conducted the technical sessions at the conclave were Senior Principal Scientist, Department of Spices and Flavour Sciences, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, Dr. B.B. Borse, Deputy Director, Indian Institute of Packaging, Kolkata, Bidhan Das, Assistant Genereal Manager, APEDA, Sunita Rai, Propreitor, Adarsh Agritech, Pune, Vikas Nagawade.
During the sessions, topics related to processed food export, value addition to tea, spice processing technology and quality, latest trends in food packaging, experience sharing on export and import of agri-products, District Export Strategy, were discussed and later separate session on product pitching by potential exporters and an interactive session between buyers and sellers was also organized.