A one-day workshop on the re-engineering or study of District Industries and District Industries Centres (DI & DIC) was held at the Multi Facility Centre in Ampati on Wednesday.
The workshop was organised by the North Eastern Council Secretariat, in collaboration with the National Institute for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME), Hyderabad under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
The one-day workshop aims to revitalize the DI & DICs in the North Eastern Region (NER) states and to ensure effective implementation of various central schemes for livelihood generation, leading to a substantial improvement in the region’s economy. The NEC and NI-MSME Hyderabad jointly undertook this study to identify challenges and opportunities in promoting enterprises, creating employment, and fostering economic growth in the NER states.
The key focus area of the study was revitalizing DI & DICs with Industrial Policies. The workshop aimed to analyze and align the industrial policies pursued by all the eight North East states with the objectives of the DI & DICs to enhance their effectiveness in promoting industrial growth.
Employment generation being one of the main focus areas, by promoting enterprises across all locations, the workshop sought to stimulate employment opportunities in the region and tackle the issue of mounting unemployment.
The study also aimed to explore possibilities for fostering the secondary and tertiary sectors of economic activities in the North East, thereby contributing to overall economic development.
The workshop evaluated the organisational structure and readiness of DICs and directorates to ensure efficient delivery of results to the intended beneficiaries.
The workshop also brought together various stakeholders who played pivotal roles in the industrial development of the region. Attendees included DCIC officials, existing and prospective entrepreneurs, industry associations, students and teachers from local educational institutions and representatives from the banking sector.
Resource person, Sanjeev Dey, Project Director, NI-MSME, Hyderabad emphasized the importance of knowledge acquisition, skill development, and taking initiative to leverage the available government schemes effectively for personal and regional growth.
DFR Marak, general manager, DCIC, South West Garo Hills, Chandra Mushahari, lead district manager, SBI, South West Garo Hills, Keisham BK Singh, branch manager, SBI, Garobadha were among other officials who were present on the occasion.
The North Eastern Council Secretariat and NI-MSME Hyderabad remain committed to exploring avenues for bolstering the economic landscape of the NER states through strategic re-engineering of DI & DICs. The outcomes of the workshop are expected to pave the way for transformative development, job creation, and sustainable economic progress in the region.