Kisama, December 3: The Department of Industries & Commerce in collaboration with Indian Chamber of Commerce organised Nagaland Buyer-Seller Meet at Bamboo Hall Kisama on Sunday with Advisor, Industries & Commerce, Imnatiba Jamir as the guest of honour.
Addressing the delegates, the guest of honour stressed on the importance of look east policy. He said the South East Asian countries begins from the north east and the state of Nagaland serves as the main corridor connecting with the South East Asian countries.
“Generally we are considered as backward for which we are placed under special status category but in terms of potentiality and talent we are neither backward nor inferior to none”, he said.
He said this kind of meet with other neighbouring countries and states would open a window for the young and upcoming entrepreneurs to build better relationship with outsiders. In this regard, he urged the delegates from other countries and officials of the concerned departments to interact with the stall owners at Kisama in order to know the actual inputs.
He said our farmers have enough potentialities but we are not at par with other in terms of accessing opportunities and markets because we don’t have adequate marketing facilities in the State. He mentioned that the State doesn’t have uniform pattern of organisational set up for the markets including other taxes. “For which, establishment of efficient marketing system for our producers is in dire need,” he remarked.
On organic farming, he emphasised the need to educate the people about the importance and necessity to adopt it since the State is blessed with abundant natural resources. He urged the department officials to implement the schemes for the right purpose by streamlining the right beneficiaries.
Commissioner & Secretary, Industries & Commerce, L G Chishi mentioned about the importance of networking saying that importing or exporting of products is all about networking between the producers and consumers. Without building good relationship and proper linkage with our fellow entrepreneurs outside the State or country we cannot go ahead, she added.
Keynote address was delivered by Regional Director, North East Indian Chamber of Commerce, Ishantor Sobhapandit. “Indian cannot expand more on the North, South and West but India can further expand on the South East Asian countries”, he said.
Delegates from Bangladesh, Imamuz Zaman of India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman, Nepal Herbs & Herbal Products Association, Govinda Prasad Ghimire and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Namgyel Wangmo also addressed the meet.
(Page News Service)