ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The two days second national conference of North-East India Commerce and Management Association (NEICMA) on “Sustainable Rural Livelihood: Emerging Dimensions” began at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on Friday organized by the Department of Commerce.
The Conference will deliberate on sustainable development of rural livelihood issues.
Delivering the keynote address, Prof. Sankar Datta, Development Evangelist, said that ‘development process is a complex term to measure that requires ground facts of a particular area. For development of North East, a regional approach is needed as mainstream development methodology cannot be applied on it because of diverse factors. Ecological, historical and societal context should be studied to formulate acceptable development methodologies, he opined.
Prof. NB Dey, Assam University, Silchar released NEICMA Journals on the inaugural ceremony.
Gyanendra Mani, Regional Manager, NABARD, Itanagar emphasized of the need to consider the climate related factors in formulating and executing any developmental plans. He pressed on keeping a balanced approach of development while keeping a close watch on climate change.
NEICMA President Prof. Pranjal Bezborah highlighted the aims and objective of forming the association.
The conference is being attended by the delegates and members of NEICMA from all over the North-Eastern States.