Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak inaugurated a two-days training program on Thursday on agro-based and cottage industry in Pasighat. The training is being organized by Ponung Ering Angu, DD (ICDS) and Inty Ering, Dr. NG Pillo, Dr. K Momin and Dr. RC Shakywar are imparting the training as resource persons. The sessions will cover topics like food preservation, flower preservation mushroom cultivation and preservation, candle making etc and fifty rural women trainees from in and around Pasighat and Mebo are participating.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Tatak appreciated the intervention of DD(ICDS) in the arena of women’s empowerment adding that women in rural areas should steadily make strides in economic development, entrepreneurship and wider social changes through collective action and peer support. The department should organize more training programs to provide skills that give employability to women and to provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs, opined Tatak. East Siang is naturally blessed and has immense potentials. The department while imparting skills related to employability and entrepreneurship should not be limited to the agriculture, horticulture, food processing, candle making or mushroom cultivation. The department should organize exposure tours for the participants. The DC advised the participants to attend the training sincerely and to gain proper knowledge for personal benefits in particular and the society as a whole.