GUWAHATI, June 6 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an interaction with young innovators and start-up entrepreneurs across the country, hailed the initiative of Hemendra Chandra Das, an Assamese entrepreneur, through a video conference held today.
Das heads the start-up company Innotech Interactions Private Limited and is currently working on a technology to treat the water wasted while refining crude oil based on the electro-biochemical system. It is for this technology that the company was the all-India winner of the Indo-Israel Innovative Challenge, an official release said.
Modi called upon the young generation to generate new ideas and transform the country through new technology.
Earlier, Manjula Saikia Bhuyan, Additional Director of the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, held a session with around 35 start-up entrepreneurs and explained the Assam Start-Up Policy aimed at encouraging young innovators.
They were made aware of the soon-to-be-opened State-owned innovation centre at Ambari here, which will give handholding support to the entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs gave the feedback in difficulties of funding, infrastructure and marketing, which the Department assured to look into and mitigate the issues.
Kamrup (Metro) DC Virendra Mittal, District Development Commissioner Bijoya Choudhury and senior officials of the Industries and Commerce Department were present in the video conference today.