RGU inked MoU with FFDC during National Webinar on “Revitalizing the Potential of Aroma Industry in Arunachal Pradesh: Local to Global Perspectives”

ITANAGAR-   Under the Patronage of Prof. Saket Kushwaha, Vice-Chancellor, RGU; Prof. Amitava Mitra, Pro-VC; and Dr. N T Rikam, Registrar, in the future National Webinar on Revitalizing the Potential of Aroma Industry in Arunachal Pradesh: Local to Global Perspectives was organized in collaboration with Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh dated 8 July 2021. The webinar commenced with the welcome handle delivered by Prof. Sumpam, Dean, F/O Life Sciences & Agriculture Sciences, Coordinator, Dept. of Agriculture Sciences & Food Technology, RGU. The Finance Officer, RGU, Prof. Otem Padung, coined the thought of setting a devoted “Center for Fragrance and Aroma” in the University underneath a scheme or grant from an applicable ministry or company. The Finance Office additionally acknowledged the dynamic management of the Vice-Chancellor, RGU being instrumental to these and all such initiatives. Chairing the session, Prof. Saket Kushwaha, the Vice-Chancellor, emphasised that Arunachal Pradesh is Nature’s Paradise blessed with a range of wildlife. In this connection, the current webinar will unfold some ways for exploring alternatives in the aroma and perfume trade in the state. He stated that the webinar has superior the strategic tutorial and analysis relations between FFDC and Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) by signing an MoU which is a landmark achievement in devising and improvising the aroma trade in the Northeastern Region (NER). The MoU would definitely open the gateway for exploring entrepreneurial alternatives in the discipline, main to socio-economic transformation in the total area. Prof. Amitava Mitra, Pro-VC enlightened the individuals about the general market dimension and potential demand of the aroma trade in the nation and the state as effectively. Highlighting the initiative of organizing staff, Dr. N T Rikam, Registrar stated that it’s the first webinar held at the University on exploring alternatives in the aroma and perfume trade which will definitely enhance the livelihood alternatives in the state. The occasion was graced by full of life and informative deliberations from eminent audio system specifically Shri Shakti Vinay Shukla, Principal Director FFDC, Dr. Rohit Seth, President Sugandha Vyapar Sangh, Shri Rishabh Kothari, President, Fragrance & Flavour Association of India, Mr. Amit Bajpai (Assistant Director (i/c) Br. MSM-DI, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, and Dr. A P Singh, Assistant Director, FFDC Kannauj. While addressing the delegates, Shri Shakti Vinay Shukla, Principal Director FFDC, elaborated on the completely different dimensions of the aroma trade and the varied linkages throughout different sectors. He earmarked the potential market demand in nationwide and international markets, which may strengthen rural India. Mr. Amit Bajpai (Assistant Director (i/c) Br. MSM-DI, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh) highlighted varied schemes and funding alternatives for establishing the devoted heart in the University. He pressed for efforts to create new startups, increase present companies, capability constructing, and coaching in the area to propel the economic system in the space. Since Arunachal Pradesh is presented with bountiful pure assets and bio-diversity, together with medicinal crops, Dr. Rohit, the well-known entrepreneur in the perfume and aroma enterprise, expressed his willingness to discover enterprise alternatives in the state. Mr. A.P. Singh introduced to the fore that FFDC, Kannauj, conducts a number of coaching applications to improve the schemes and employability of the rural artisans catering to the aroma and perfume trade. At the finish of the webinar, a MoU was signed between the RGU and the FFDC to strengthen the collaborative partnership to promote analysis, coaching, and useful resource mobilization to develop the perfume and aroma sector in northeast India. Professor Otem Padung, Registrar (i/c), was the signatory from RGU, whereas Mr. S.V. Shukla signed the MoU from FFDC. Prof. Sumpam Tangjang was the witness to this MoU signing ceremony. Prof. Sumpam Tangjang and Ms. Moyir Riba moderated the total webinar whereas Dr. Nikhil Mahot proposed the vote of thanks. The one-day nationwide webinar supposed to showcase the biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh and acknowledge the market the potential of the perfume and taste trade; to orient youthful generations and different stakeholders in direction of the different profession alternatives in the perfume and taste market; to deliberate and sensitize entrepreneurs and key stakeholders about the related schemes of MSME; and to enter into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), Ministry of MSME, Government of India, Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh for conducting varied collaborative actions in future. The webinar individuals have been uncovered to the dynamics of the aroma and perfume trade in varied functions throughout completely different sectors conserving in view the sustainable improvement in the area. The webinar has varied enlightened dimensions of analysis, coaching, and capability constructing in the area regarding the out there assets and optimization of capability utilization in the area. About 100 delegates representing varied domains reaped the profit of the programme.

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