Nishank favours rural industries based on local resources

The scientists can find out the rural industries which can be set up in the tough hilly areas where people can earn their livelihood by using locally available resources, Nishank said inaugurating a workshop on "Industrial development in the hills and environment protection" here.

This would not only help develop entrepreneurship among the youth but also check the migration problems from the hills, he added.
Stating that the small industrial units can play an important role in changing the economic and social scenario in the hills, Nishank said a comprehensive action plan was needed for the purpose.

There is a great potential of growth of herbs in the state but villagers are unable to sell them because of unavailability of marketing network in the hills, he said.
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, R Chidambaram said there was a great need to develop industries in the rural areas of the hills.
In this regard, he said the scientists were developing new technologies aiming at making the rural industries more cost effective and modern that would help improve the economic status of villagers.

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