Experts press for promoting local products

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Published: November 16,2020 06:50 PM
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November 16, 2020: Eco-friendly Bamboo and Local products of Assam have tremendous potential to be Game Changer for Trade and Commerce, experts opined in a Webinar organised by PIB, Guwahati.

November 16, 2020: Eco-friendly Bamboo and Local products of Assam have tremendous potential to be Game Changer for Trade and Commerce, experts opined in a Webinar organised by Press Information Bureau, Guwahati on the topic 'Leveraging the Natural and Bio-Diversity- Core Competence of Bamboo and Allied Sector in Assam for Economic Development’ on Monday.



Experts from Industry fraternity including organisations of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Textiles along with academicians deliberated and discussed about the market potential of eco-friendly products and its awareness from socio-economic, cultural, academic and policy perspective.



Talking about Central Government awareness initiatives on ‘Vocal For Local’ for wide assortment of textile, pottery, culinary and hospitality products and the potentiality of the bamboo and allied sectors, Manoj K Das, Managing Director, North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd., Guwahati said that domestically and internationally the market of bamboo and its allied sector products are evolving and has huge potential.



The Galaxy of dignitaries in the discussion, which included Dr. Abhinav Kant, Incharge, Bamboo and Cane Development Institute, Ministry of Textile, Agartala said that efficacy of the bamboo in Assam is not only in socio-economic development, but also in trade and commerce and employment for the youth.



Hemanta Rabha, Project Head, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati and National Youth Awardee(2003) and UNESCO General Conference Youth Forum Attendee in Paris(2003) said awareness initiatives such as ‘Vocal for Local’ products is an opportunity to talk about talent and advantages of tribal products, which are having the efficacy of bio-diversity and eco-tourism.



Dilip Borah, Entrepreneur, Bamboo sector said that Bamboo has the advantage of being environment friendly, so its marketability in international market is dynamically accentuating with its competing products.



Enlisting the provisos of the Indian Constitution, Abdur Rahman Mallick, Advocate Delhi High Court lauded PIB for this informative and knowledge webinar and said that environment friendly bamboo products are of cultural prominence in many villages of Assam. Along with students, eminent journalists and other government senior officials from Doordarshan Guwahati, Regional Outreach Bureau, Guwahati, All India Radio Guwahati were also present on the occasion.