GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - A bamboo shoot processing training unit and a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility were inaugurated today at the Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC), Burnihat (Assam) by Air Marshal (retd) Anjan Kumar Gogoi, member, North Eastern Council (NEC), said a press release here.
The training unit will cater to the needs of the entire North East and is expected to produce skilled manpower in the food processing sector using the abundantly available bamboo shoot. Equipped with all modern machinery and expert trainers, the training centre will open new avenues for artisans, farmers and bamboo entrepreneurs of the NE region.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Air Marshal Gogoi appreciated the CBTC and assured of all possible support from NEC to back bamboo-based promotional activities in the region for uplifting the rural economy and making the region self-reliant. He added that cane too should be given importance.
CBTC Managing Director Dr Shailendra Chaudhari highlighted the activities taken up by CBTC to promote bamboo enterprises with latest suitable technology. He outlined the 5-year vision of CBTC to promote cane and bamboo and encourage unemployed artisans and youths of the region.
Dr Chaudhari thanked NEC for supporting CBTC�s programmes, especially Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister DoNER for his constant encouragement and support to CBTC in delivering the services to the people.