Dimapur, March 26: A ‘one day programme on innovation handloom and weaving awareness programme’ organised by Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and MSME – Development Institute, Dimapur in association with Business Association of Nagas (BAN) was held on Saturday at KVIC Exhibition Hall, near Hotel Saramati, Dimapur, in which young and upcoming entrepreneurs were made aware of different schemes as well as how to create and market their products.
HP Singh, the program’s chief guest and Joint Director of DC (MSME), New Delhi, said on the occasion that knowing one’s potential is greater than the obstacles in one’s path and that while the government can offer various schemes and programmes, people must first figure out what they truly want to do in life in order to achieve economic independence.
He advised them to be clear about their objectives and avoid becoming confused, noting that they should be aware of the various government schemes and that information is readily available in this digital age. Stating that the government is paying more attention to the development of the northeast and that national MSME exhibitions are being planned, he mentioned that any activity can be linked to MSME because all activities fall within MSME’s periphery.
Director of State KVIC, Dimapur, Atuba Lusang informed about the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) and shared that the PMEGP schemes aim to generate employment opportunities in both rural and urban areas while speaking on the occasion as a guest of honour.
Sharing details about the scheme, Lusang stated that any individual over the age of 18 can apply for the scheme for projects costing more than INR 10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and INR 5 lakh in the service sector.
G. Ramkumar Sharma, Branch Manager of SIDBI Dimapur, who also spoke on the occasion stated that SIDBI is directly assisting NGOs through promotion and development programmes by selecting NGOs and providing them with 45-day training programmes. According to him, their goal is to improve the standard of living of people.
(Page News Service)