22nd Jul 2021 12:07:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

New Tea, Horticulture policies proposed for encouraging entry-level entrepreneurs

ITANAGAR, Jul 21: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein today reviewed the State Industrial Policy with the Commissioners and Secretaries from the departments of Planning & Investment, Industries, Agriculture, Forest and Tax & Excise.
Emphasising that the Industrial Policy of Arunachal Pradesh needs to be reviewed and updated from time to time to keep in conformity with the latest Central Acts with the larger goal of ensuing ‘ease of doing business’ to investors, Mein asked the Secretary of Industries to form an inter-disciplinary committee by including members from all the line departments to correct the lacunae, if any in the existing policy. Referring to the huge size of the state’s land bank available for setting up industries, Mein asked the Forest and Horticulture departments to formulate a Tea Policy and Horticulture Policy in order to encourage small tea growers and facilitate setting up of food processing industries in the state. The Secretary Agriculture was asked by the DCM to modify the Wine Policy for facilitating smooth marketing of locally produced kiwi wines. The Agriculture department was also asked to effectively use the services of the agriculture and allied scientists in the fields of research and development.  Matters relating to incorporation of VAT extension in the Industrial Policy as per Cabinet decision, large-scale consumption of power in industries, subsidies to small tea growers, effective implementation of alternate crops for poppy cultivation, forward and backward linkages for Mega Food Park etc. were also discussed. Commissioner (Planning & Investment) Prashant Lokhande,  Secretaries of Finance and Tax & Excise Y W Ringgu, Agriculture Bidol Tayeng, Planning & Investment Nitu Tsering Glow, Industries Hage Tari, Conservator of Forest T Gapak, Director of Industries Taru Talo and Assistant Commissioner (Tax & Excise) Tapas Dutta participated in the meeting. DCM Media Cell

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