GUWAHATI, Jan 11 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today chaired a high-level meeting of the Industry and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Departments for bringing about revival and stimulating growth of traditional bell metal industry of the State.
The meeting discussed about ways to preserve and develop the indigenous industry through different measures keeping with the modern industrial practices.
The meeting also discussed about methods of encouraging the artisans engaged in the bell metal industry so that they can be enabled to earn a decent livelihood through financial gains. Sonowal directed the top officials of the Industry and the MSME Departments for preparing a roadmap in this regard in consultation with the local artisans.
The chief minister also issued direction to the Industry department to conduct a survey about the potential demand of the bell metal products in the international market and instructed the department for taking action to develop the skills of the local artisans for enabling their products to gain popularity in the global market.