CII organises first machinery mart expo in Assam

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Guwahati, Mar 27 (ANI): With peace gradually returning to Assam, trade and commercial activities are gaining momentum.

Recently, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) had organised "Machinery Mart 2010," in Guwahati.

The event benefited local entrepreneurs creating awareness making them about new technological innovations, new techniques of production and packaging of goods.

It was organised at the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre in Guwahati.

This was for the first time the CII organised Machinery Mart Expo was organised for the first time in Assam.

"The galaxies of industrialists in India have congregated. First time ever, so many people and business leaders have congregated at one place and they are all saying that they are coming out of choice," said Bhupati K Das, chairman, CII, Assam State Council.

"This is the place where possibilities and potentials are there and this is the state, which will grow in a big way in next few years to come," he added.

"We thank CII who has organized such beautiful exhibition. It is for the first time in northeast and we hope that it will be a regular one. Ten percent of the budget allocation for the northeast region. So, there is a lot of potential. Only we have to grab that thing," said Kumarjit Das, a local entrepreneur.

The Expo provided information to local entrepreneurs about the latest machinery available for various industries like engineering, textiles and handlooms, agro and food processing and infrastructure.

Many companies like J.C. Bamford (Excavators) Limited (JCB) showcased their newly designed excavators and other products in the expo.

"If I would refer the growth chart, then I must say, the work of road infrastructure is huge or tea uprooting work, we have border roads. If we would look at the whole infrastructure, then we can see that at present northeast have vast developmental projects," said Neeraj Chhabra, regional manager EAST, JCB.

Around 50 companies from across the country and abroad participated in the event. y Peter Alex Todd (ANI)

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