BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 09, 2023: Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha on Monday inaugurated two-day long regional conference on Sustainable Development Goals of MSMEs at Pragna Bhavan here. At the inaugural ceremony, Dr Saha was accompanied by the union minister of MSME Narayan Rane, union minister of state Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma and others.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Dr Saha said “Our state is blessed with plenty of natural resources including bamboo, rubber and natural gas. The state government is sincerely working to set up big and small industries based on all these natural resources of the state as state’s GDP growth through setting up industries is the ultimate goal of the government. And in this regard, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises can play a significant role.”
“There are many big and small industries in the state. The state government is working with the goal to increase GDP of the state through providing necessary assistance to those”, he added.
He said “Earlier, it has been observed that in the name of protests, the industries of the state have been left to rot. There has been no proper planning during that time for setting up industries. The present state government has created an industry-friendly environment in the state. As a result, several big and small industrial units have been started in the state.”
Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane in the conference said, “Importance has been given in the conference as to how the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises can assist Northeastern states including Tripura in terms of economic growth.”
“The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is ever ready for development of every sector in Northeastern states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often mentioned about providing necessary assistance to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for development of the Northeast states”, he added.
The union minister said “As a result of sincere elforts of the present state government. Tripura is moving ahead on the path of development today.”
Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Chief Secretary JK Sinha, Chairman of KVIC Manoj Kumar, Secretary of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises B B Swami and Secretary of Industry & Commerce department Abhishek Chandra were present in the conference.