North East MPs Show Solidarity For Enhanced Industrial Policy

Federation of Industries of North East Region (FINER) in association with North East MP Forum organised an Interactive session with the MP’s and Ministers from the region to discuss the policy dispensation and development imperatives required for the region to catapult the region to a higher growth trajectory.

Speaking at the meeting, Kiren Rijiju, Minister for Law and Justice & Chairman, North East MP Forum said he understands the growing need for new and better policy and how it can impact the growth and development of the region.

He further assured full commitment and support of the MP Forum to push for a better policy which is on anvil.

26 MPs of North East, cutting across party lines, were present including Kiren Rijiju, Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister for Port, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush , Rameshwar Teli, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Labour and Employment, Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for Education and External affairs graced the occasion.

Earlier welcoming the participants, Pabitra Buragohain, President, FINER, said it is important to revisit the challenges and opportunities of the region and through a common platform of NE MP Forum, Ministry for the Development of North East and FINER take up issues, which are significant and relevant to growth and development of the Region. He also said it is important in expediting infrastructure and connectivity work and address issues of Border Points to make Act East Policy a reality.

The meeting delved and discussed on creating a consensus to plead for a new industrial policy with enhanced incentives for minimum 10 years, additional incentives for MSME sector and ease out transportation bottlenecks and development of waterways to spur trade with South Asia and South East Asia.

Dr KK Dwivedi, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industry and Commerce Government of Assam, made a presentation on industrial and economic scenario.

He said for the Region to get back the earlier glory of pre-independence it is imperative to have level link field with special economic package and special policy which can generate more employment and rise in the per capita income.

Sandeep Khaitan, Director, FINER presented the views of the industry capturing the enablers to build a robust ecosystem to spur industrial growth and highlighted the sectors with competitive advantage.

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