Dimapur, August 15: The Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN), Government of Nagaland led by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alemtemshi Jamir held high level meetings with relevant industry stakeholders in New Delhi from August 6 to 9 to improve upon the existing investment scenario of the State.
IDAN held discussions with RK Sharma, Director-General, Federation of Indian Minerals Industry (FIMI) and Skill Council for Mining Sector (SCMS) on the necessity of drafting a Minerals Policy to regulate and maximize on output in the minerals reserve of State.
Some immediate actions to be pursued are a Draft Policy on Non-Petroleum Minerals to be submitted by FIMI as subject-matter experts, tailored to the needs specific to the State, said an IDAN press release.
IDAN also visited the Invest India Haryana office, ranked number 3 in the Ease of Doing Business (E0DB) in the country, and interacted with Divisional Commissioner, Ashok Sangwan to study the measures that have been taken by the Haryana Government for EODB.
Other meetings were with the Leather Sector Skills Council (LSSC) to examine the prospects of establishing a Leather Industry in the State such as tannery units, supply of hides, skills development training etc; and prospects of Telemedicine initiatives that would cater to most non-critical care services such as blood testing, pressure-check which are a part of Rapid Test Kits.
In another meeting with Dr Didar Singh, ex-secretary general of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the CEO discussed that the immediate concerns for the State was to look into matters of minerals, infrastructure and skills development.
As next step, Government of Nagaland should organize a ‘Start Up Summit’ to identify immediate solutions to enable the investment atmosphere, the release said.
Meanwhile speaking at the Japan Invest – North East India Meet held in New Delhi, Alemtemshi Jamir stated that the foremost requirement for Nagaland from Japanese investors as well as Indian investors is infrastructure development of roads and highways, airways and railways.
Jamir also emphasized on the importance of skills development for Naga youths and how with the right kind of training and building upon the nature of the Nagas such as their hospitability, high literacy and command over English-speaking, the Japanese and the rest of the world can harness the potential of Naga youth, while simultaneously addressing the high unemployment rate in the State.
(Page News Service)