GUWAHATI, April 26 - The Union Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is putting much stress on overall development of the entire north-eastern part of the country and the region has the potential to grow as a major business destination in the days to come.
The above observation was made by M Sreenivasulu, Director, MSME-DI, Guwahati while delivering his keynote speech during a regional-level seminar organised by the Department of Management of the Asian Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT) here on Wednesday, stated a press release issued today.
Elaborating on the various initiatives taken by his department for the overall development of the region, Sreenivasulu, during the seminar on �Empowering Entrepreneurship for the Economic Development of the North-Eastern Region: Challenges and Opportunities�, stressed the need for proper utilisation of the resources available in the region. �The new generation should concentrate on the mechanism to fully utilise the available resources around us. Everyone should try to think innovatively and start their own business,� he said.
Participating in an interactive session after the seminar, Sreenivasulu urged students to open up with their new and unique business ideas. He said funds should not be a cause of concern for the business-minded masses of the region. �The department is all set to help and we are helping a large populace of the entire region. The MSME-DI, Guwahati provides a wide spectrum of services to the small industries sector, now enlarged to include all enterprises, excluding the larger ones which include training for entrepreneurship development, preparation of project and product profiles, technical and managerial consultancy, assistance for exports, provides economic information services, facilities for testing and tool making. It also works as effective links between the Central and the state governments in the area of MSME development,� he said.
Participating in the seminar, Dr Sunil Saikia, Director, Gauhati Commerce College Centre for Management Studies and former Director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), elaborated on the various business opportunities available in the region.
�Before looking at the prospects in the other states or countries, prospective entrepreneurs here must look around the North East about the available resources. We are one of the richest regions of the world. The advancement of our womenfolk is the icing on the cake here,� he said.
Sunit Jain, a leading entrepreneur and publisher of G-Plus, said, �Challenges can be turned into opportunities. And this should be the ultimate goal of an entrepreneur. North East has its talent.�