Tuli, July 6 (MExN): The first ever Sub-District Industries Centre (SDIC) and a Common Facility Centre (CFC) for Bamboo, Cane and Wood-Based Handicraft cluster was inaugurated at Tuli on July 6. Addressing a public gathering at the inaugural function, Parliamentary Secretary, Industries & Commerce Amenba Yaden urged the public of Tuli Sub-Division to make full utilization of both the facilities in order to usher in an economic revolution in the area. He said that, although Tuli was declared an industrial zone long time back, it could not grow mainly due to absence of an enabling entrepreneurial ecosystem.
He hoped that the establishment of the SDIC would facilitate ease of doing business policy of the government wherein an entrepreneur will be assisted through single window system. He said that the office would also catalyse industrial growth in tune with the Government of India’s flagship programmes like Act East Policy and Make in India. “In order to dovetail our efforts with these policies, the State government is re-framing the Nagaland State Industrial Policy which will be user-friendly,” Yaden added.
Amenba said that the CFC on Bamboo, Cane and Wood-based Handicraft was established keeping in view the local expertise, particularly of women, in bamboo mat weaving and other bamboo and cane based crafts. He said that the CFC would be well equipped to promote production by local artisans and also for imparting trainings on identified trades in Bamboo, cane and wood based activities.
He further stated that the department of Industries & Commerce have acquired 100 acres of land in Tuli area for promotion of Food and Spice Processing, Citronella distillation etc. He stressed the need for local youth to focus on self managed enterprises which will accelerate economic development of self, family and the entire state rather than look for government job, an avenue which is fully saturated now. He urged the local residents to protect government properties and to act the good hosts to the government functionaries who are deployed at Tuli so that maximum benefits can be derived through their services.
A press release issued by Amrit Giri, Functional Manager, SDIC, Tuli stated that earlier, delivering the keynote address, Director of Industries & Commerce, Bendangliba informed that Tuli received the first of the proposed six SDICs looking at the potential of industrial growth of the area. He expressed the hope that the establishment of the CFC would result in visible economic change in the area within a short span of time.
The function was chaired by Lipokwati, General Manager, District Industries Centre, Mokokchung. Invocation was led by Imliodang, Associate Pastor, Tuli Lenden Baptist Church, while the vote of thanks was proposed by Amrit Gid, Functional Manager, SDIC, Tuli.