Min for promoting small-scale industries

ITANAGAR, Jul 20: Industry Minister Tamiyo Taga exhorted the officers of his department and entrepreneurs to make tireless efforts for establishing more and more small-scale industries in the state.
Addressing the officers and entrepreneur trainees during a workshop on the North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017, held here on Friday, the minister informed that Rs 60,000 crore has been allocated for the NEIDS under the Act East Policy.
“There are more than 100 schemes under the industrial policy of the NDA government,” Taga said, and urged the officers and small industrialists to be well-trained and educated on the industrial policy for the implementation of industrial schemes in the state.
Taga, however, observed that “most of the industrial schemes are bank loan-related, but some of the banking institutions are not so cooperative, for which there is failure in implementation.”
Emphasizing the need to encourage small-scale industries, he said Arunachal Pradesh is suitable for canes, bamboo and agro-based industries.
“The state has not well developed in terms of road communication and transportation facilities and power supply, and therefore not feasible for heavy industries at present,” the minister opined.
Industrial Policy & Promotion Under-secretary Arun Kumar made a PowerPoint presentation on the seven incentives available for eligible industrial units.
Among others, Industry Commissioner Marnya Ete also spoke.
All the departmental officers, headed by the Industry Director Rajiv Takuk, and 130 entrepreneurs participated in the workshop. (DIPR)