JORHAT, March 13 - A 19-day training programme on entrepreneurship development in the silk industry got under way here on Thursday, which was inaugurated by Dr PK Neog, the Director of the Extension Education Institute (EEI) North East region, of Assam Agricultural University at Borbheta here.
The training session is being jointly organised by the EEI and Central Silk Board.
In his address at the inaugural function, Neog spoke about the importance of entrepreneurship development and entrepreneurial opportunities in the silk sector in the North East. �If the North East needs to tap the potential in the field of sericulture, entrepreneurship development, trained manpower and willingness of people to set enterprises and also preserve the rich tradition of the region is highly essential. So, organising a training programme for people interested in taking up entrepreneurial activities in the silk industry was necessary,� he said.
Neog hoped that youths of the region will be attracted towards the vast potential the silk industry has in store for them.
Dr AK Bhattacharyya, a senior professor at EEI, highlighted the various training programmes and extension activities, including sericulture, undertaken by the institute for the welfare of farmers in the region.
Dr Sajib Borua, a faculty member of EEI, anchored the inaugural function. Over 25 participants from the North East are undergoing training.