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Spice export business training underway

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By EMN Updated: Mar 04, 2014 11:32 pm
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DIMAPUR, MARCH 4

As part of the initiative of Ministry of Commerce & Industry to promote trade exports from the North Eastern Region, a two day training programme for new entrepreneurs on spice export business got underway here at AIDA complex, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School campus, Dimapur. The training programme is sponsored by the Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, GoI and conducted by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guahati, Assam.
MLA and vice chairman, Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB) S Chuba Longkumer who was the chief guest at the inaugural function, in his speech stressed on the importance of spices and its cultivation to improve the economy and living standard of the State and its people.
He lamented that Nagas so far knew only two important basic life saving item-rice and meat. He felt that Nagas need to know and study in detail on the spices grown aplenty in our soil, its value and uses instead of nonchalantly exporting them to other state and countries.
Longkumer also had some tips for those in attendance on how to become a successful entrepreneur. “Nagas need to be patient when it comes to building-up business; investment should be done for long term enterprise,” he advised.
He also stressed on taking up vocational training and learn the know how of marketing, balancing products and disposing products. With growing popularity of social media, Longkumer was also of the opinion that local entrepreneurs can become international with the help of internet facility.
And with the world of culinary gaining popularity to a new height as never before, he felt that spice entrepreneur, cultivators are seeing very strong prospect in terms of earning and job satisfaction.
Resource persons for the two day training programme include Bibek Jyoti Roy, Deputy Director (Marketing), Spices board, Kolkota, AS Dewan, Member of Faculty, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guahati, Prasanta Goswami, Member of Faculty, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) , and Atuba, Assistant Director, KVIC, Dimapur.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 04, 2014 11:32:39 pm