State minister of industries, commerce and public enterprises Bimal Borah on Friday (Aug 5) held a review meeting with various industry heads at the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) at Lepetkata in Dibrugarh. The meeting discussed about the scope of downstream plastic industries with raw materials from BCPL. Popularly known as the Assam Gas Cracker Project, the
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited is the largest petrochemical plant of the North Eastern region with a varied range of clients that include Godrej Group , Hindustan Unilever, and Dabur India.
The minister urged BCPL to create more awareness programs to attract more entrepreneurial enagement. During the review meeting various issues were discussed including the marketing strategies employed by the organisation, the use of advanced technologies for plastic industries and 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 discussions 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 and MSME programs to help develop the entrepreneurial sector in the state.
Also present at the meeting were Moran MLA Chakradhar Gogoi, Chabua MLA Punakan Baruah, DC Dibrugarh Biswajit Pegu, BCPL MD Reep Hazarika, secretary of Industries Dr Lakshmanan S, Commissioner, Industries and Commerce Oinam Saran Kumar Singh, Dean of Research & Development, IIT, Guwahati Dr Vimal Kathiyar, Senior Technical Officer, CIPET Guwahati Dr Harekrishna Deka
and various officials from the industrial sector.