GUWAHATI, March 23: Indian Chamber of Commerce in association with India Exim Bank and ECGC Ltd. conducted ‘Energizing MSMEs in International Trade’ on Tuesday at Guwahati to work for the development of MSME Industries in the International Market by finding out the road map towards industrial growth and addressing current challenges with appropriate solutions with the interference of Central and sate government, regulatory bodies and governing authorities.
“Young Entrepreneurs of North East should think of making their dreams come true by setting MSMEs in the region,” stated by Ishantor Sobhapandit, regional director, Indian Chamber of Commerce-North East.
Sobhapandit added, “North East is in a geographically advantageous position to start up numerous industries with innovative skills.”
Pabitra Ram Khaund, ACS, secretary to the Government of Assam maintained, “Government is focusing on skill development in order to promote emerging entrepreneurs.” While talking about the various schemes and policies of government, he also shared that MSMEs should avail these facilities from the government for their business expansion. He talked about Assam’s future plan of promoting the sector and various potentials of exports.
David Sinate, chief general manager from India Exim Bank shared and focused challenges faced by MSMEs, opportunities that are available for MSMEs and Exim Bank initiatives for MSMEs in the North Eastern Region. While, R Lalrodingi, adviser (Banking and Industries), North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India stated that a study can help to export in the neighbouring countries.
The seminar also saw a panel discussion on ‘various challenges’ moderated by Swapnanil Barua, IAS (Retd.), adviser – North East Region, Indian Chamber of Commerce. Pramod Kalita, manager FED, Reserve Bank of India; Deepak Kumar, assistant director MSME Di, Guwahati; Chandam Surjit Singh, superintendent from ICD Amingaon; Edward Jarain, assistant general manager (CARGO), LGBI Airport, Guwahati; Bhaskar Baruah, project officer from EPCH and Pradeep Kumar Baitha, India Exim Bank, regional head and chief manager, Guwahati Regional Office attended the seminar as panellists.