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Rajkhowa urges Centre to explore job opportunities

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, Dec 6 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has urged the Centre to explore possibilities to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth of the State by setting up of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The Governor, who is on an official tour to the national capital, called on Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra yesterday and impressed upon him for harnessing the tribal expertise of the State in handloom, handicrafts and textiles sector and the vast potential in horticulture sector through micro, small and medium enterprises, an official release said here today.

Highlighting the potentials of the sectors in the State, Rajkhowa said the MSME sector would emerge as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector in the State, if proper guidance and assistance both through finance and technology was provided by the Centre.

Sharing his experiences of his tours to the industrial outlets in different parts of the State, the Governor requested the Union Minister to depute experts to prepare a road map for the industrial potential of the State to provide training and opportunities of employment as well as self-employment by setting up micro and small industries.

The Minister agreed to depute officials of NSIC to visit Itanagar and prepare the road map on starting �Incubation Centres� for hands on vocational training at district headquarters, the release said.

The Minister also agreed to visit Arunachal Pradesh soon and assured all assistance towards industrial development of the State.

The Union Minister assured to extend necessary support under the Prime Minister�s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the release added. � PTI

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