A two-day entrepreneurship workshop on agriculture and value chains began at Tura Government College here today on the theme of ‘Don’t Wait for Opportunity, Create it’.
The programme was organised by the college’s students’ union in collaboration with the Meghalaya Basin Management Agency (MBMA) and Prime Hub, Tura, and was supported by the West Garo Hills district administration. Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh inaugurated the workshop.
Singh informed that in the age of digital technology, there are around 6,000 parcels delivered in Tura every day, which, he said, shows how much power the online marketplace has.
While talking about the agriculture sector, the DC said that people nowadays look for organic, traditional, conventional and local products and consider the rural area and its products to be pure, and therefore of a higher value. He further stated that opportunities are endless and urged everyone who wishes to be an entrepreneur to create their own opportunity, adding that financial assistance is also available through various departments.