Dimapur, June 27: The Department of Industries & Commerce in lead partnership with Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is conducting a two-day training programme on development of experts in Nagaland on June 27-28 in the conference hall, Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Kohima.
At the inaugural session, Director of Industries & Commerce, K. Hokishe Assumi in his keynote address mentioned the importance of coordination amongst line departments in order to promote export on a large scale. He stated that the mode of cultivation is largely ‘subsistence’ which means we cultivate only for our consumption and not for commercial purposes. Therefore, he urged the participants to encourage the growers and motivate the entrepreneurs to develop on a large scale so that they can export their produce outside the state.
At the same time, he emphasized on the importance of ‘patience and self sacrifice’ which he said was the most important factor for an entrepreneur to become successful.
On markets, he said that our land is fertile and conducive for any type of vegetation particularly agri and horticultural produce yet we are not being able to channelize where to sell those exotic fruits. As such, he urged the participants especially the officers to come forward and help the public so that they can live a better life.
The purpose of the training is to provide the necessary policy guidance for industrial development in the state. It also explores and formulates technically feasible and economically viable industrial programs and projects.
Considering the absence of export products in the state despite its rich potential, the department proposed to organize an export oriented training programme to develop experts. The targeted participants comprise of representatives from various allied government departments like Industries & Commerce, Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Land Resources, Sericulture, Nagaland Honey Mission, Nagaland Bio Resources Mission etc.
The training is focused to familiarize and impart knowledge and methods involved in the domain of export products with an overarching goal for the participants/ trainers to learn and further assist and guide progressive farmers and prospective entrepreneurs to increase the level of export in the state.
Professor & Head, Management Development Programme Division, IIFT, Kolkata, Dr. Gautam Kumar Dutta gave a lecture on “How to start Export Business, Export Finance, Letter of Credit, International marketing of products (E- Commerce) while Assistant Director, Spices Board, Itanagar, Anan Debbarma spoke on “Role of Spices Board in export of spices, procedure for export of Spices, mandatory sampling and testing.
(Page News Service)