Dibrugarh: A 10-day workshop on pickle and certain other food products manufacturing, organised by RSETI (Rural Self-Employment Training Institute), United Bank of India, Dibrugarh branch concluded successfully on Friday. It was held at UBI, RSETI department. The valedictory function was chaired by DBM, LBM, Branch Manager of NABARD and senior journalist, Ikbal Ahmed. RSETI Director Panchami Borah gave a detailed account of the training programme and touched upon a few bank related details as to how to take loans and how to market their products. She thanked everyone for his cooperation and sought the same in the future. 10 out of the 35 participants, who came from 7 different blocks of the district, shared their learning experience. They said that although they knew the basic methods of making pickle and other food items, the training taught them as to how they could use the tools of marketing and packaging to give a professional touch to their venture.
Sapna Ghosh, one of the pioneers of the Dabba system in the town, trained the participants with respect to the making of varied cuisines from across different regions of the country and their marketing. RSETI official Mohua Roy informed the participants about how they can take assistance from banks to make their business successful. The Manager Agarwal praised the Gujarati cuisine prepared by the participants, and asserted that the dish was second to none and would gain wide acceptance in the market. B.D. Parashar of NABARD informed them of different government schemes that were available and how to make use of them. Ahmed said that the women of Northeast were talented across all sectors, but just lacked the finesse and the required marketing skills. He said that the training would help them gain this finesse. An exhibition was also held where the participants, with the help of SHG groups, displayed their preparations.