NEDFi should reach out to the needy : DoNER secretary

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Naveen Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India on Thursday stressed that North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) should reach out to the needy and go forward to aid them financially. Attending the 23rd Foundation Day of North East Development Finance Corporation Limited in Guwahati on Thursday, Verma said that North East has many talented artisans and it is the duty of NEDFi to trace and help them.

The Secretary further appealed NEDFi to develop a mechanism to attract genuine investors to the North East. Referring to the newly introduced North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), the secretary said that the scheme shall promote industrialization in the States of the North Eastern Region and will boost employment and income generation.

Verma said that NEDFi can play more vital role in promoting business and investment in North East. The secretary concluded his address with the hope that NEDFi will have an outlet in every districts of the region in coming days to provide assistance to the people at their doorstep.

NEDFi celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day today by organising a daylong event at NEDFi Convention Centre. The programme was also attended by Smt N L Palai, Regional Director (NER), DC Handicrafts, senior officials of the Central and the state government.

N L Palai, Regional Director (NER), DC Handicrafts in her address spoke about the potentiality of handicrafts of NER in World Market. She also asked the participants to maintain consistency of their work related to handloom and handicraft.

B P Muktieh, CMD, NEDFi, while welcoming the dignitaries spoke about NEDFi’s 23 years journey and the performance so far. This was followed by the official release of three important studies carried out by the Advisory and Consultancy Division of NEDFi, viz, “Comprehensive Report on Skill Development” for the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura; State specific “Project profiles on Micro and Small Enterprises” for the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura and Sikkim; “Techno commercial feasibility study on E-Commerce Platform for Marketing of Handloom & Handicrafts produces of Northeast”.

 

(Featured Image – PIB)

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