DIBRUGARH: Minister for industries, commerce and public enterprises Bimal Borah on Friday held a review meeting with various industry heads at Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) at Lepetkata in Dibrugarh district.
The meeting discussed about the scope of downstream plastic industries using raw materials from BCPL. Known as the Assam Gas Cracker Project, the BCPL is the largest petrochemical plant of the northeast with a varied range of clients that include Godrej Group, Hindustan Unilever and Dabur India.
The minister urged BCPL to create more awareness to attract more entrepreneurial engagement.
During the meeting, various issues were discussed including marketing strategies employed by the organisation, the use of advanced technologies for plastic industries and the role of banks in successful implementation of government sponsored schemes.
With the recent nationwide ban on single-use plastic and the environmental hazards caused by the continuous use of plastic, one of the most prominent aspects of discussion revolved around the development of alternate technologies for the production of bio-degradable plastic.
The minister also urged everyone to make use of all the benefits under the PMEGP (PM Employment Generation Programme) and MSME (micro, small and medium enterprsies) schemes to help develop the entrepreneurial sector in the state.
Moran MLA Chakradhar Gogoi, Chabua MLA Punakan Baruah, Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu, BCPL MD Reep Hazarika, industries secretary Lakshmanan S, commissioner (industries and commerce) Oinam Saran Kumar Singh, dean (research & development), IIT Guwahati, Vimal Kathiyar, senior technical officer (CIPET) Harekrishna Deka and various industry officials were present.