It is a major initiative towards achieving the target of harnessing the huge potential of the bamboo industry
In a major initiative towards achieving the target of harnessing the huge potential of the bamboo industry in Assam, the Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government is organizing the first-ever Green Gold Bamboo Summit in Guwahati from April 27.
The summit, to be held under the aegis of Assam Industrial Development Corporation, saw participation of international and national level industry leaders, policy makers and stakeholders, in addition to local entrepreneurs and artisans. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary will delineate the state government’s plans vis-à-vis the bamboo industry during the Summit.
“North East India in general and Assam in particular has immense untapped potential in the bamboo sector. Bamboo is something that is intricately linked to our social and cultural practices, but its global business potential is immense in the current context and we need to tap it. This summit, with participation from leaders from the bamboo technology sector, will be our government’s first step towards realizing this potential. This will also be an important aspect of the Make in Assam thrust of our government,” says the Chief Minister.
Industry Minister Patowary, adds, “The summit will bring on one platform top technologists and industry leaders from the sector. The idea is to create linkages between them and our own bamboo cultivators and local industrialists so that we can leverage that to bring innovative bamboo product industries to Assam in the near future.”
Non-governmental organization Care Luit in association with GreenGoldBamboo.com is the event execution partner of the summit, which will be a platform that will bring together relevant stakeholders to deliberate & discuss new ideas, new opportunities, new collaborations to enable Assam’s Bamboo Industry take the big leap.
“The event will showcase Bamboo as the ultimate business opportunity bringing all relevant influencers under one umbrella to draw the Bamboo dividend.As an organisation, our objective is to reach out to all sections of the society for betterment of lives. Bamboo is a very important sector of our state, and we hope initiatives like this will help drive socio economic development,” says Kishor Jayanta Madhab, managing trustee of Care Luit.India has the second largest reserves of bamboo in the world, and much of this is in Northeastern India. Leveraging this can spur gainful employment and income generation in Assam and the rest of the region, where bamboo is an intrinsic part of the local culture.
“The Summit is designed to witness Assam government leadership articulate its policy intent while industry representatives get to share their experience and gain from the emerging conversation. It will bring live innovative and interactive formats to make Bamboo top of the mind in terms of its use, relevance and influence,” says Raktim Das, founder of GreenGoldBamboo.com, India’s 1st Bamboo promotion Digital Media platform.
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