Assam will be pushing for ‘pollution-free industrialisation’ during the global investors’ summit ‘Advantage Assam’ which starts tomorrow, choosing most of the focus areas for the meet that have negligible carbon footprint. Revealing this at a press conference here today, Assam Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said, ‘The present government of Assam has been championing for long the need for rapid industrialization of the state. However, it has been firm on not being a proponent to pollution-creating industries. The state, thus, has carefully crafted its industrial design so as to provide access to those technology-enable industries which have negligible carbon footprint,’ he added.
Push for 12 Pollution-Free Sectors at Advantage Assam
He pointed that most of the 12 focus sectors selected for ‘Advantage Assam’ are pollution-free sectors, like IT and ITES, Tourism, Handloom and Textile, Power, Agriculture and Food Processing, Bamboo, Inland Water Transport and Civil Aviation. It should be mentioned here that our neighbour Bhutan has also been pushing for economic growth sans pollution.