Exporters’ Conclave held in Mokokchung
Mokokchung, Sep. 25 (EMN): While maintaining that Nagaland is an agrarian dominated state, the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap Singh stated that there is huge potential in the primary sector to uplift the state’s economy.
Singh stated this during an exporters’ conclave organised by DIC, Mokokchung, and Industries and Commerce department, in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) and Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), in the conference hall of Hotel Metsuben in Mokokchung on Saturday.
Singh, who was the special guest at the event, stated that as of now the people are still conditioning from traditional to modern practices. However, to catch up with others, he has advocated surplus production by bringing more areas under cultivation. As everything cannot be exported in the initial period, he stressed on the need to specialise and focus on few products.
Citing about schemes in different departments, Singh has sought convergence of schemes and integrated plans to export the products, adding that good will among the societies might be created in this way apart from generating economy.
The second session was followed by knowledge sharing, where topics like ‘How to export,’ ‘Business prospects in agri. products from Nagaland,’ ‘Prospects in coffee,’ ‘Business prospects in horticulture products from Nagaland’ and ‘Support schemes and financial assistance to new and existing entrepreneurs’ were discussed.
Resource persons were inspector of DIC Mokokchung Mhanbemo Kithan, deputy DAO Dr. Lanunochetla, DPO of Land Resources Dr. Sashiyangba, inspector of horticulture Recha Imchen, and branch manager of SBI Bazaar branch, Purwati.