Interactive session with the NE MP Forumin Constitutional Club, New Delhi held on 1st August, 2016, at 6 pm
Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER) and North East MP Forum had a very successful Interactive Meeting of their “JOINT SUPPORT GROUP” in Constitutional Club, New Delhi on 1st August, 2016 at 6 pm.
Smt Indrani Chaudhury, Deputy Director General, FINER, started the meeting by welcoming the august gathering and felicitating the dignitaries present in the meeting.
Shri R.S. Joshi, Chairman, FINER, paid his homage to Hon’ble Late P.A. Sangma and also showed a detailed presentation in the meeting on the issues pertaining to the North Eastern Region.
Shri P.D. Rai, Hon’ble MP & Secretary, NE MP’s Forum, addressed the gathering and appraised FINER and assured full support from the NE MP’s Forum for the good cause of the Industrial and Economic Development of the North Eastern Region.
Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita, Hon’ble MP & Chairman, NE MP’s Forum appreciated the issues and suggestions put forward by FINER in the Memorandum, which was submitted to him. The Memorandum that comprises the issues pertaining to North East are - Flood in North East, Banking in the North Eastern region, NEIIP Policy 2007, NGTs Coal Ban adversely impacting Economy of the Region, Agriculture Policy for the NER, Issues relating to Horticulture, Venture Capital Assistance under SFAC, National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP), Public Procurement Policy & MSME Sector, Air Connectivity in the NER, Inclusion of Industrialization to support Projects under “Make in India, Make in North East and Renewable & Solar Energy.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister DONER, Government of India was the Chief Guest of the meeting and Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary, Hon’ble Minister, Commerce & Industry, Government of Assam was the Guest of Honor for the interactive Meet. Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary, stated in the meeting, about the prospective plans of the development of the Industrial Sectors in the Region.
Good numbers of MPs also expressed their views and congratulated FINER for providing such invaluable inputs which they would like to raise in the parliament.
The meeting was attended by almost all the Hon’ble MPs of the North Eastern Region like Smt. Bijoya Chakroborty, Shri Gaurav Gogoi, Smt. Sushmita Deb, Shri Conrad Sangma, Shri Ripun Bora, Dr. Thockchom Meinya, Shri Thangso Baiteand several bureaucrats like Shri Ram Muivah, Secretary NEC, Shri Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India, Shri Jitesh Khosla, former Chief Secretary of Assam and also senior members of FINER and Captains of Industry & Commerce of the Region. India’s leading Print & Electronic Media were also present during the meet.
The interactive session between the Hon’ble MP’s and the representative of Industries & Commerce of the Region turned out to be very successful as exchange of free and frank views which took place, could help the law makers to evolve appropriate development strategy for the region.
JOINT SUPPORT GROUP, a unique initiative by NE MP Forum and FINER which was formed few years back has proved to be a unique platform for exchanging of views and highlighting the crucial issues pertaining to the Region, which could be taken up by our Hon’ble MPs at appropriate level.
The Interactive Meet ended with a vote of thanks by Shri Amit Kr. Jain, Vice Chairman, FINER.