Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap singh, IAS speaking during the Exporters’ Conclave as special guest at Hotel Metsuben, Mokokchung on 25th September, 2021 (Picture courtesy: DPRO Mokokchung)

Organized by DIC, Mokokchung and Industries and Commerce Department, Nagaland, in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an exporters’ conclave was held at the Conference Hall of Hotel Metsuben, Mokokchung today 25th September 2021.

            Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap singh, IAS, said though the State of Nagaland is basically an Agri. dominated state, there are lots of potential in the primary sectors. He said, as of now we are still conditioning from traditional to modern practice, but if we are to catch up with others, we have to surplus the export, and in order to achieve it we need to cover more area for production thereby increase the productivity. He also said, initially we cannot export everything; therefore we need to specialize and focus on few products. Talking about schemes in different departments, Singh said there should be convergence of schemes and integrated plans to export our unique production. In this way, apart from generating economy we can create goodwill among the societies he added.

            The second session was followed by knowledge sharing, where topics like How to export, Business Prospects in Agri. Products from Nagaland, Prospects in Coffee, business Prospects in Horticulture Products from Nagaland and Support Schemes & Financial assistance to new & existing Entrepreneurs were discussed. Resource persons were Inspector DIC Mokokchung, Mhanbemo Kithan, Dy. DAO Deptt. Of Agriculture, Dr. Lanunochetla, DPO, Land Resource Deptt. Dr. Sashiyangba, Inspector Deptt. Of Horticulture, Recha Imchen and Branch Manager SBI Bazar Branch Mokokchung, Purwati.

            Earlier, General Manager DIC Mokokchung, Atula Lemtor delivered the welcome address and Functional Manager, DIC Mokokchung, Talimeren proposed the vote of thanks.