GUWAHATI, April 27 - Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB), an all-India organisation serving micro and small industries since 1994, observed the completion of its 24 years and also kick-started its silver jubilee celebrations at Chinmaya Mission, Six Mile here on Wednesday, said a press release today.
The occasion was also marked by a workshop on opportunities in the MSME sector in the North East.
Chief guest, Minister of Industries & Commerce Chandra Mohan Patowary praised the initiatives of LUB-NER towards the growth of industrial activities in the region. He said MSME creates larger employment with lesser investment and as such plays a predominant role in the overall growth of the economy. He also assured LUB of all support for upgrading the MSME sector in Assam.
Patowary also declared that a special MSME park would be coming up at Jagiroad to promote MSME activities on a larger scale. He said the 25 per cent preferential purchase scheme had been approved by the government to be given to the micro and small industries for all State government procurements.
MLA Mansingh Rongpi, while lauding LUB for organising events in different districts of Assam and creating awareness among the people, emphasised utilising natural resources of the State, especially bamboo and related products, to facilitate all-round development of the State.
MLA Ashok Sharma, Additional Director Industries Manjula Saikia Bhuyan and former BJP State president Narayan Borkotoky, among others, attended the function.