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Agro-based RTIC inaugurated at NTTC

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/18/2020 1:03:54 PM IST

Agro-based Rural Technology & Incubation Centre (RTIC) at Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC) was inaugurated by commissioner and secretary, Industries & Commerce, Kekhrievor Kevichusa in the presence of K. Hokishe Assumi, director of Industries & Commerce and Tali Longchar, director (I/C), MSME-DI, Dimapur on August 17.

In a release, NTTC stated that under this project, the centre conducted various types of training programmes on agro-based rural technologies developed/manufactured at the centre for exposure and to gain more knowledge.

A group of trainers and artisans were also sent to Tamil Nadu for training on banana fibre extraction and handicraft making. The centre also participated in various exhibitions/trade fair where products manufactured at NTTC were displayed, demonstrated and received positive feedback from participants.

According to the centre, there are currently 22 agro based rural technologies developed/manufactured under this scheme such as bamboo shoot slicer, vegetable crusher-cum-slicer, smoke-free meat dryer, banana fibre extractor (electrical version), hand tools for hill farming among many other machineries.

It may be noted that the “agro-based rural technology & incubation centre”, a scheme funded by ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, India was aimed at generating employment opportunities by setting up self-employment ventures by bringing widely dispersed traditional artisans and unemployed youth.

It also aims to provide continuous and sustainable employment to traditional and prospective artisans and rural/urban unemployed youths to arrest migration of rural youths to urban areas. 

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