DC Santosh chairs interactive session of IIT experts with entrepreneurs of Kargil
KARGIL, MAY 10, 2022: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve today chaired an interaction of local entrepreneurs, Self-Help Group members and progressive farmers with the delegates from IITs at Council Secretariat.
The IIT delegates include Dr Anil Verma, Professor in Chemical Engineering, Head Continuing Education Program, IIT Delhi, Dr Anil Wali, MD FITT, IIT Delhi, Dr Amitabha Bandopadhyay, Department of Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering, IIT Kanpur, professor-in-charge, SIIC (Incubation centre), Ankit Saxena, incharge of social innovation, IIT Kanpur and Shakti Tripathy, Senior manager, Desai Sethi school of entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay.
ACD Ghulam Muhammad, Chief Agriculture Officer Kacho Muhammad Ali Khan, entrepreneurs and SHGs from different sectors attended the interactive session with the delegates.
The meeting made deliberations on apricot processing, organic farming, food processing, handicrafts, handlooms, branding, packaging, digital marketing of local products, pricing and market segmentation.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Santosh suggested the experts to plan for entrepreneurship development in Ladakh according to the demography and topography of the region which is different from plain areas.
The Deputy Commissioner further emphasized to conduct an interactive session of budding entrepreneurs of Kargil with entrepreneurs from Leh who are already in the field to gain exposure.
The experts gave a patient listening to the local entrepreneurs and progressive farmers and also suggested fruitful mechanisms to resolve their issues.
They further emphasized the local entrepreneurs to remain in touch with the incubation centre in Leh for further suggestions and expert guidance.