Sumpa receives National Entrepreneurship Award

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: Progressive entrepreneur Tana Sumpa was conferred with the National Entrepreneurship Award 2018 in the special award category (SC/ST) under A2 category of the Enterprise Award Track on 4 January by the union skill development & entrepreneurship (SDE) ministry.
She received the award from MoS for SDE Anantkumar Hegde at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.
Despite constraints and lack of professional skills, 35-year-old Sumpa underwent training in piggery farm management from the RSETI.
After completing the training, Sumpa, along with a few others, registered
a cooperative society – the Border Area Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited (BAMCSL) – in 2017, in Hollongi near here.
The BAMSCL operates piggery and fishery farms with high quality breeds. Apart from supplying to retailers for household consumption, it supplies pork to commercial buyers, such as hotels and restaurants. Its revenues have rapidly grown to about Rs 6 lakhs per month.
The pig breeding and fattening units are hygienically maintained. The waste generated is utilized as organic bio-fertilizer by local farmers, and is also used in fishery activities.
Sumpa said she and her partners plan to further nurture the enterprise to cater to more areas in the neighbouring state of Assam.
RSETI Director B Deori congratulated Sumpa on her achievement and expressed hope that her success story would inspire many more women and unemployed youths to seek quality training and livelihood support. (DIPRO)