Entrepreneurship dev prog underway

PASIGHAT, Feb 2: Thirty selected youths are taking part in a month-long entrepreneurship development programme which got underway at Jawaharlal Nehru College here in East Siang district on 23 January.
The programme is being organized by the college’s science and technology department in association with Guwahati (Assam)-based Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship.
Addressing the trainees, Industries Assistant Director T Megu briefed them on the schemes and benefits available for entrepreneurs, while retired IAF group captain and proprietor of Elam Industries, M Panging, conducted a session on the scope for entrepreneurship in Arunachal.
Entrepreneurs Ainy Taloh and O Sitang also spoke.
Neera Sarmah from Tezpur (Assam) imparted training on how to make eco-friendly, attractive, low-cost and profitable jewellery items from bamboo, while Central Agricultural University Dean Dr BN Hazarika spoke on the scope of entrepreneurship using underutilized fruits available in Arunachal.
Dr SD Chaudhury conducted a session on soft skills, P Baruah from Guwahati conducted a session on craft-making, and Ratul Das from IIE, Guwahati, took a class on ‘the important elements of an entrepreneur’.
The trainees were also informed about the schemes and opportunities on MSME, besides various aspects of pickle-making based on locally available ingredients, etc.
The trainees will also be taken on a market survey in Pasighat market, besides visiting Elam Industries and the mushroom cultivation centre of O Sitang in Mirsam village.