A four-day workshop on Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Biotechnology began at the Zonal Council Hall Kohima with Agriculture Production Commissioner & Principal Secretary Nagaland, H.K. Khulu as the chief guest.Addressing the entrepreneurs, Khulu encouraged them to make use of the time and opportunity for entrepreneurship development. Due to the availability of plentiful flora and medicine plants, micro industries are feasible in the state of Nagaland. However, Khulu lamented that due to the weak credit linkages and poor market, such feasible industries could not be taken forward. Maintaining that Biotech and entrepreneurs scope are vast he called upon the participants to look into these areas with seriousness.
‘Private sector has to grow if economy is to be dynamic’, he added. This programme assumed great importance as it was aimed to harness the potentiality of Naga entrepreneurs; he stated and further asked them to have determination patience and consistency.
He said that the state government and various agencies would like to see the youth succeed in entrepreneurship. The function was chaired by K.T. Sukhalu IAS, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology who also delivered the welcome address while Senior Scientific Officer, DST, Government of Nagaland Zavei Hiese introduced the resource persons and officials.
The Highlight on ‘Year of Entrepreneur 2010-11 was briefed by Temsulong Jamir, Deputy Director (Tech) Department of Industries & Commerce and the Objectives of the programme was delivered by Dr. Shiv Kant Shukla, Manager Biotech Consortium India Ltd, New Delhi. Vote of thanks was proposed by Imjung M. Panger, Joint Secretary, Department of Science & Technology. The programme was organised by Department of Science & Technology, Nagaland and Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi and sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Government of India, New Delhi.