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MSME sector in agri biz needs extensive facilities

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Kolkata, June 8 (KNN) The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in agri business needs extensive storage facilities, technological assistance and logistic support with good e-commerce site for proper marketing and reach to customers, an official of MSME Development Institute, said here on Friday.

Speaking on "NEO MSME Summit-2030: An MSME Odyssey", organized by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I), Ajoy Bandopadhyaya, Director of the institute said that the eastern part of the country is resource- rich and its potential is not being fully utilized.

Stressing on MSME development for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bandopadhyaya identified potential grounds for MSME development there as the islands have coconut grooves.

He said, "Also another target for this year is to look to the North Eastern region. All products in North East are produced organically. So the MSMEs have to be guided on procuring, packing and exporting.”

He identified potential grounds for MSME development there as the islands have coconut grooves, stressing on MSME development for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Also West Bengal has a lot of agro based industries and large parts of the agro products get produced here, the official of the Centre-run institute regretted that the resources are still wasted due to insufficient distribution, lack of cold storage and marketing facilities.

The Bengal Chamber President Indrajit Sen said that the main objective of this Summit was to bring together the relevant stakeholders on one platform for meaningful deliberation for the benefit of this sector.

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