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Nagaland seeks UNIDO support for industrial development

By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2022 10:13 pm
Imnatiba along with the representatives of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
Imnatiba along with the representatives of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation in New Delhi on August 17.

Dimapur, Aug. 19 (EMN): With an aim to spur industrial development and growth in Nagaland, advisor of Industries and Commerce, Imnatiba, has sought the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Imnatiba made this appeal to the senior state government officials and representatives from Thinkthrough Consulting (official advisors to the state Industries and commerce department), during a meeting with the country representatives of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) held in New Delhi on August 17.

An update from PRO of Nagaland House, New Delhi, stated that Imnatiba along with director of Industries and Commerce, Vitsutho Nyuthe, discussed the scope of industrial development in Nagaland.

The meeting addressed the need to foster industrial development in Nagaland, leveraging the state’s unique resources and human capital. In this regard, it informed that the government of Nagaland has officially written to UNIDO to seek assistance and support for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the state.

“Located in India’s northeast region, the state of Nagaland presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities in terms of growth of trade, commerce, and industry, owing to historical geo-political limitations and limited manufacturing capacities. However, the government of Nagaland is committed to the immense potential of the state for building specific manufacturing value chains. Nagaland’s unique natural and cultural resources can be unlocked by nurturing citizens’ entrepreneurial capacity and diversification of industrial activities in the state,” Imnatiba said.

He also stated that with an objective to revitalise the growth of trade and commerce in Nagaland, a new policy is being formulated to replace the two-decade old state industrial policy.

“Nagaland is one of the eight Northeastern sister states with a wide topography. The state has made tremendous reforms in terms of fiscal management, personnel policies, and institutional infrastructure. With 70% of the Naga population engaged in agriculture and allied activities, the state now seeks support to usher in much-desired growth in the industrial sector. Thinkthrough Consulting, as official advisor to the Industries & Commerce Department, is delighted to assist the State Government of Nagaland in their drive to make accelerated industrial growth a reality in the State,” global managing partner, Thinkthrough Consulting, Parul Soni said.

It mentioned that UNIDO is the specialised agency of the United Nations with a unique mandate to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial and economic development. UNIDO supports countries along industrialisation pathways that advance inclusive growth, reduce inequalities, foster digital and green transitions, boost resilience, and accelerate progress towards the sustainable development goals.

It added that Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC) is a multidisciplinary professional services firm that specialises in providing advisory support for sustainable development initiatives. They engage with clients to address critical challenges by providing access to the best possible expertise and solutions for achieving efficiency and creating the desired impact, it stated.

By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2022 10:13:34 pm
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