A one-day awareness programme on opportunities in plastic industries for unemployed youth of north eastern region was conducted at Hotel Grandeur, Kohima on Thursday. Er. Thekruneituo Kire, additional director of Industries and Commerce, who was the chief guest, said plastic industry had many scope and that it offered immense opportunity for educated unemployed.
He said plastic industry had many scope in small states like Nagaland but added that citizens do not realize the value of plastics. The chief guest also asserted that plastics were now biodegradable which do not threaten environment. Dwelling on the context of Nagaland, Er. Kire said unemployment problem in the state was a myth and there were many opportunities that could be taken up on self-employment.
Guest of honour for the occasion, John Ezong, general manager, District Industries Centre (DIC), Kohima, said industrialization was the only remedy to solve unemployment in the state and also increase state’s economy.
With Nagaland hampered with lack of major industries, lack of avenues with government jobs being saturated, DIC played a vital role in industrialization and would help in identifying potential entrepreneurs embarking them to train in different courses, said Ezong.
The topics in technical session included role of Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology Imphal (CIPET) in plastic industries, myths and truths about plastic, plastic processing techniques, plastic and its application and opportunities in plastic industries. The programme organised by CIPET was attended by students from various schools and other members.