Seminar on border trade organised in Nagaland

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Kohima, Oct 17 (UNI) A seminar has been organised here to explore the ways of border trade between India's northeastern states and South Asian Countries in a bid to make the region as the corridor for international trade, as proposed by the Union government under its Look East Policy.

Addressing as the Chief Guest of the seminar concluding here yesterday, Nagaland University Vice-Chancellor Prof K Kannan said the seminar had united the academics and entrepreneurs together to evolve economic development of India through the North East Corridor of Trade.

Prof.Kannan said, '' Once the corridor is open for international trade, about fifty thousand unemployed youths, out of two million Nagas, will benefit from it and facilitate economic growth.'' The resource persons for the seminar were Debjyoti Das, scholar of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Dr V Babu, Reader, Department of History and Archeology in Nagaland University (NU), Dr Gautam Patekar, Lecturer of Department of Commerce in NU and Komal Singha, lecturer of Economics in St Josheph's College, Jakhama.

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