GUWAHATI, Jan 12 � One unit of the Mumbai Andheri-based Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) of the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry will be set up in the city. This was disclosed by IIP director Prof N C Saha when Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi met him during the latter�s visit to the Institute on Saturday.
According to an official press release here, the proposed unit of the IIP in the city will be its seventh in the country.
The Chief Minister took stock of the activities of the Institute and interacted with its students.
Speaking at a function held on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the State Government would allot the required area of land for the proposed IIP unit at Guwahati and will extend all sorts of support in setting up the unit.
Such a unit is what the North East region requires the most. Attractive packaging is an important part of market. High quality packaging facilitates more sale of commodities and thus helps in economic development, he said.
The Chief Minister released a book Initiatives written on the roles of IIP and packaging technology in NE region.
Addressing the function, Prof NC Saha said that the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry has sanctioned a financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for setting up the Guwahati unit of the IIP. The unit will provide employment opportunities to the youths of the region, said Prof Saha.