MOKOKCHUNG, SEPTEMBER 27 (MExN): A conclave of exporters was held at the conference hall of the Metsuben Hotel in Mokokchung on September 25. The conclave was organized by the DIC, Mokokchung and the Department of Industries and Trade of Nagaland, in collaboration with the Authority for the Development of Exports of Processed Food and Agricultural Products (APEDA), Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) .
Speaking on the occasion as a special guest, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap Singh, IAS, said that although the state of Nagaland is essentially a state dominated by agriculture, there is a great potential in primary sectors. He said that at present, Nagaland is still moving from a traditional practice to a modern one, but if it is to catch up with the others, the state must surplus export. âTo achieve this, we need to cover a larger production area and thus increase productivity,â he said.
Singh added, âInitially, we can’t export everything, so we have to specialize and focus on a few products. He said there should be a convergence of integrated programs and plans to export the state’s sole output. In this way, in addition to generating economy, we can create goodwill among corporations, he said.
The second session was followed by knowledge sharing, during which topics such as export, Nagaland agricultural product business outlook, coffee business outlook, Nagaland horticultural product business outlook and programs support and financial assistance to new and existing entrepreneurs were discussed.
The resource persons were the inspector, DIC Mokokchung, Mhanbemo Kithan; Assistant DAO, Agriculture, Dr Lanunochetla; DPO, Land Resource, Dr Sashiyangba; Inspector, Horticulture, Recha Imchen; and branch manager, SBI Bazar, Mokokchung, Purwati branch.
Earlier, Director General, DIC Mokokchung, Atula Lemtor delivered the welcome speech and Functional Director, DIC Mokokchung, Talimeren moved the vote of thanks.