Young Arunachalees turn entrepreneurship model

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By A O News Service

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 12: Young but educated Arunachalee girls for want of white colour jobs are fast turning entrepreneurs and Any Mize with a MA (tourism) from Chandigarh-based Punjab Technical University and Nabam Jury Medhi, an arts graduate, are best examples.

“Exhausted in getting a suitable job, I approached state’s tourism department and with the help of assistant director Manna Bengia, I got finance a year ago to start this restaurant, named Tribals’ Delight in Takar Complex here. All types of tribal and Chinese cuisines are served on order with three assistants and I am very happy with the response of customers as their satisfaction has been our capital,” she said while smilingly serving food stuff to a customer on Friday.

Nabam Jury with franchise from KC Fabrics & Décor had set up her production unit with four employees in Model village here in 2014 to produce various decorative door and window curtains, table covers. She has been marketing her products across Arunachal Pradesh. When asked, she admitted that though her business was in small scale but response of customers was good and satisfactory.

However, former Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Techi Lala lauded their efforts and exhorted younger generation to take a cue from their success stories. If they could succeed in professional fields every educated but unemployed youth could do it. Entrepreneurship is the need of the hour to become self-employed and self-reliant; he said and wished them all best for their endeavouors.

Both have been making a difference in trade and commerce sector of the state through their perseverance.

It would be worth mentioning here that present state Govt had launched ambitious Deen Dayal Upadhay Sawalamban Yojana (DDUSY) on 04.07.17 with an aim to create self-employment opportunities. It offers loan ranging from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. one crore by bank and the Govt with capital subsidy of 30% to be disbursed to banks through NABARD. It would give the much needed financial support to small and nano entrepreneurs in agriculture, horticulture, dairy development, fishery, textile and handicrafts and eco tourism sectors.

“As the Govt job sector is already saturated, we need to explore self-employment avenues to help the educated unemployed youths to become self-empowered. The scheme will provide an impetus in this direction,” Chief Minister Pema Khandu had said while launching the scheme.

“Women entrepreneurs will be additionally eligible for 5% interest subsidy annually provided their enterprises do not become non-performing asset,” the notification released online said.

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