Dimapur, August 5: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Nagaland State council meeting was held on August 4 through virtual platform.
In the meeting, the CII Nagaland decided to conduct a series of workshops, seminars and conferences on virtual platforms on topics of economic relevance with particular reference to Nagaland in the context of changed economic ecosystem brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequences following it. These events will be done by inviting Industry leaders from across the country and in collaboration with the Government of Nagaland.
The members observed that the Government of India enunciated Look East Policy in the early 90s, which got escalated to Look East Policy in the first tenure of the NDA government. However, there is no roadmap being drawn up by either the central government or the state government, nor by any agency. It therefore decided that the CII Nagaland state council will bring out a concept paper on Act East Policy with actionable points which will be shared with the National Council of CII, the State Government and the Central Government.
The State Council of CII will lay primary emphasis on skill development during the current year with special focus on start-ups, assimilation of the recent returnees from various parts of the country to strengthen the State economy which will be inclusive. CII will \work towards effective implementation of Central schemes on Skill Development on a state-wide scale.
The members expressed happiness to the Government’s action in constituting a State Level Core
Group for Economic Affairs headed by Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, which is mandated to bolster the economy of the State and work for revival of economic enterprises adversely affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It urged the State Government to unveil the action plans and economic packages at the earliest as promised, to safeguard the entrepreneurs of the State and their employees/dependants.
The meeting also resolved to urge the State Government to announce the Nagaland State Industrial Policy, which has remained under cold storage for many years. It stated that Nagaland is the only state which does not have an Industrial Policy, the absence of which impedes the growth of entrepreneurship and industrial development in the State.
The members also unanimously nominated Hokhuli Sema, CEO, Faith Hospital, Dimapur, as the new chairperson of CII Nagaland state council for 2020-21. (Page News Service)