By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, January 29: Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Kalraj Mishra, on a visit to the Northeast, today iugurated the Intertiol Guwahati Trade Fair. He also visited the NSIC technical Incubation Centre at Bamunimaidan in the city and released its mouthpiece ‘Success Story Vol–II’, which details more than a hundred accounts of successful entrepreneurs who have passed out from the institution.
The minister also iugurated a basic training course for beauticians with an intake capacity of 15 trainees per batch at the NSIC Incubation Centre, lauding NSIC for its pivotal role towards entrepreneurship building and growth of micro & small industries in Northeast region and across India.
Mishra said that by setting up a Technical Incubation Centre at Guwahati, NSIC has done “a very good job and is providing training to educated unemployed youths of the states of the region, helping unemployed youths to set up their own enterprises, using low cost machinery and giving opportunity for jobs in enterprises”. He expressed satisfaction on the success rate of the passed out trainees and asked NSIC to train more unemployed youths of the region.
The minister encouraged NSIC to keep up their activities for building up entrepreneurship and advised setting up more such Technical Incubation Centres at different places in the Northeastern states to create avenues for solving the unemployment problem.
Speaking at the iuguration of the Intertiol Guwahati Trade Fair (IGTF), Mishra praised the tiol Small Industries Corporation Ltd (NSIC) and Industries and Trade Fair Association of Assam (ITFAA), for providing an opportunity to the MSMEs from the region to participate in the mega fair.
Participants from Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore etc are taking part in the fair. NSIC has a separate pavilion exclusively for India MSMEs, where more than hundred enterprises from Rajasthan, West Bengal, Kartaka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil du and Northeastern states are participating.
For the first time, a food festival is being held at this Fair where intertiol chefs will dish out delicacies from countries like Germany, Thailand, Mexico, Africa, Brazil, New Zealand and Malaysia.
A separate pavilion on Rajasthan showcases rich products and food items from the State.
A special automobile sector at the Fair is hosting automobile giants Like Audi, Honda, Maruti, Mahindra and others for lovers of cars and two–wheelers. Low cost machinery is also on display which will be a great help for the upcoming generation of entrepreneurs.
The 22nd IGTF, organized at the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, will conclude on February 15.