By TC News Desk
Agartala: August 23. State government has urged Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash for simplifying and promoting the communication system with Bangladesh and Myanmar to boost tourism and export trade of the state.
MoS Prakash held a review meeting on the North Eastern Industrial Development Scheme (NE-IDS) and the state’s tea industry at the State Guest House in Agartala today.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East Policy has emphasized overall development of North Eastern states. To improve the financial condition of this region, a favorable environment for the establishment of small industries should be created”, he said.In the first phase of the meeting, Abhishek Chandra, Secretary of the Department of Industries and Commerce discussed the NE-IDS project in detail.
In the review meeting, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash directed the concerned officials to speedily resolve all the problems in setting up industries in Tripura. It may be noted that the NE-IDS scheme was launched from April 1, 2017 for a period of 5 years to encourage industrial setting up in North Eastern states. While discussing the meeting, Secretary Abhishek Chandra emphasized on further simplifying and promoting the communication system with Bangladesh and Myanmar to boost tourism and export trade of the state.
In addition, industries like rubber, incense stick, agar etc. were discussed in the meeting. epresentatives of various state and national level industry organizations were present in this meeting.In the second phase of the review meeting, a comprehensive discussion was held on the tea industry of the state. In the meeting stress was laid on setting up an auction center in the state to sell tea. As a result, the small tea growers of states like Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram etc. will also benefit. At the meeting, Tea Board of India official Arunima Phukan Yadav said that there is a possibility of holding a meeting in this regard in early September. In this case, Secretary Abhishek Chandra said that all kinds of assistance will be provided by the state government to set up this auction center.