AP to promote ties with other northeastern states

The Arunachal Pradesh government is looking for greater trade ties with its northeastern neighbours to enhance the economic status.

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government is
looking for greater trade ties with its northeastern
neighbours to enhance the economic status of the land-locked
state, Industries Minister Tapand Taloh has said.

"The state has enormous opportunities to develop its
industrial sector, but there is need to invest the resources
at the right place," the minister said during a meeting a
Panging, in East Siang district, on Wednesday, official sources
said.

He, however, admitted that the state needs innovation,
training and central assistance for industrial development.

Taloh, who will attend a meeting of North-East chief
ministers and industry ministers in New Delhi on December 10,
said the meeting is crucial as the prospects of the Look East
Policy would be discussed and Arunachal has a great role to
play.

"We have a rich heritage of traditional handlooms and
handicrafts, which should be encouraged and developed by
setting up village-level cottage industries, besides creating
employment opportunities and large-scale market penetration,"
he said.

PTI

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