HP NEWS SERVICE
Shillong, Jul 2: The Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis under the aegis of IIM Shillong will be holding an e-Symposium on Horticulture (Opportunities in North East Region) under the e-Symposia Series on Emergent North East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives.
This e-Symposium aims to build on action research and implementation of models of sustainable development by engaging with key stakeholders in the horticulture industry.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary will be gracing the e-Symposium as chief guest in the presence of Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIM Shillong, Shishir Bajoria, IIM Shillong Director Prof. D P Goyal and others.
Following this, the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang will present the valedictory address during the technical session on ‘Organising Community for Horticulture’ to be moderated by Atul Kulkarni, Member of the Board of Governors, IIM Shillong.
The session is expected to witness presence of government officials and entrepreneurs with success stories from various North East states as speakers.
The e-symposia series seeks to contribute to the knowledge body and publish a series of reports on the current status, challenges, opportunities and policy recommendations for North East India. It will also assist the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre in shaping its efforts in policy research and analysis in the key areas of development planning, policy formulation and strategizing.
Discussions, deliberations and creative engagements during the e-Symposium will help the states of North East India and the implementing agencies to gain ideas for further improving on the planning and execution of projects, promoting innovations, and implementation in horticulture.
“The idea is to delve into commercial viability of micro and medium sector enterprises and find ways for market-based planning, private sector engagement, supportive regulatory contact and necessary supporting resources. The report and summary of the session would be shared with each stakeholder for policy level research by IIM Shillong to reboot sector growth,” IIM officials said today.
It may be mentioned that currently, the Centre is progressively engaged in the policy-related work in development planning of six critical sectors in the North East states – logistics, tourism, horticulture, handicraft, handloom and business process outsourcing.
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