Create opportunity for employment in all districts — CM Chang
Dimapur, July 23 (EMN): Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, CM Chang has challenged the department of Employment and Skill Development, Industries and Commerce, Forest and Climate Change to create new opportunity for employment by developing furniture making units in all the districts.
Chang stated this while speaking at a joint workshop for developing wood-based manufacturing sector in the state in Kohima on July 22. He asserted that the departments should not be satisfied at doing their normal duty but continuously aim to expand to develop the state, an update stated.
Also speaking on the occasion, advisor for Industries and Commerce, Employment and Skill Development, Imnatiba, highlighted on the importance of timber industries and assured that the department would develop manufacturing clusters in the state.
He also highlighted on the importance of developing skills of the local population especially in operation of tools and machineries.
The commissioner and secretary of Industries and Commerce, K Kevichusa, mentioned that wood-based industry is an important sector which could be developed in cluster program.
PCCF and HoFF, Dharmendra Prakash, mentioned that the very idea of the workshop between top officials of the three departments in the presence of the minister and advisor has opened a new vista for the development of the state in the manufacturing sector, while APCCF Vedpal Singh mentioned on the need to shift of wood-based industries from export of raw materials to export of manufactured goods.
The director of Industries and Commerce, Hokishe, spoke on the need to develop the manufacturing units in cluster approach, while the director of Employment and Skill Development, Chiten Yaden, mentioned that skill development courses in the four ITIs would be introduced as well as in the upcoming four ITIs.
Making a presentation on “Making Nagaland a manufacturing hub of furniture,” Miachieo highlighted that the Indian furniture industry is about USD 25 billion. He therefore, stated that it is an opportune time for the youth of Nagaland to venture into the sector.
To carry the agenda forward, a high-level joint committee was constituted with Vedpal Singh, Hokishe, and Chiten Yaden as members.