Nat’l seminar on tribal empowerment held

NIRJULI, May 30: The North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology’s (NERIST) Centre for Management Studies (CMS) recently organised a two-day seminar on ‘Tribal empowerment through entrepreneurship of indigenous produced products’ here, in collaboration with the GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development and Assam-based Tezpur University.
The seminar’s coordinator, Pill Biman, and CMS Assistant Professor Dr S Choudhury said the purpose of the seminar was to “bring together indigenously produced products and entrepreneurship skills, researchers, farmers, experts and students on one platform to disseminate information on tribal empowerment through entrepreneurship of indigenous produced products and mitigate the gaps between sellers and buyers.”
CMS Assistant Professor Dr M Mall highlighted the importance of adopting sustainable livelihood options with agricultural activities, and encouraged the participants to form cooperatives, FIGs and FPCs “to adopt innovative trends in the area of agricultural activities.”
NERIST Director Prof H S Yadav also spoke.
Another national seminar was organised on the same day, during which Profs Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma Boruah and Philip Modi from RGU chaired different technical sessions.
Twenty-four presentations on various themes were made during the programme.