With the focus on the development of Northeast in recent years, the region has been witnessing a momentum in trade and commerce, with agriculture leading the way.
At the second Emerging Northeast, an event organized by ASSOCHAM, MP Bijoya Chakravarty reiterated the fact that the Northeast has become the centre of attraction in regional development and it has now a real chance of becoming a major part of the India growth story.
Commenting on the occasion, Chakravarty said, “Northeast is a vantage entry point for the Southeast Asian markets. This resource-rich region, with its vast expanse of fertile farmland and huge untapped human capital, has the potential to be India’s most prosperous region in the coming years.”
“I invite all stakeholders present here to make complete use of these advantages. Northeast has witnessed tremendous development in the recent years in terms of infrastructure. However, the local people still need proper training in order to absorb the employment opportunities from the new industries to be setup in the state,” she said.
She also emphasized on the potential of the fishery sector in this region and recommended wise use of modern technologies in the sector for proper business generation.
The three-day event has been organized to facilitate investments and partnerships, providing opportunities for local youth, women, non-governmental organisations and developmental agencies to network with the national level institutions, industries, experts and officials from various departments.
Inaugurating the event, secretary general at ASSOCHAM, Uday Kumar Varma, said, “Northeast enjoys locational and resource advantage to be promoted as an international trading and commercial hub. This year Emerging Northeast aims to strengthen the industries like tourism, horticulture, food processing, agriculture etc. This will not only help India in becoming a major economic superpower but will also open immense opportunities for employment, income generation leading to poverty alleviation and social sustenance in a comprehensive way, fulfilling the dreams of millions of our compatriots.”
Emerging Northeast aims to highlight and showcase the potential of the region in sectors like agriculture, horticulture, food processing, livestock, rural development, infrastructure, energy, social and development sectors.