Union Minister Piyush Goyal launches ‘Meghalayan Age’ store, says world yet to see Northeast's huge potential
Piyush Goyal said bamboo, handicrafts and various other unique products of the Northeast will have a huge market not only for visitors from India but also from across the world.
Updated on 10 Dec 2021, 7:36 pm
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal said that the world has not still seen the huge potential of the Northeastern states of India.
Speaking at the launch of ‘Meghalayan Age’ store in New Delhi on Thursday, Piyush Goyal said, "the world is your stage," while stating that the mulberry silk of Meghalaya besides shawls, bamboo, handicrafts and various other unique products of the Northeast will have a huge market not only for visitors from India but also from across the world.
“After seeing the wonderful work that our artisans, weavers, handicrafts persons are doing in Meghalaya, I can only say that what we are seeing is just a tip of the iceberg, potential is huge, your capabilities are bigger than that I can see, your capacities that you have demonstrated are immense,” Goyal said.
With PM’s deep passion for development and a better future for the people of the Northeastern region, it is compulsive for all Union Ministers to see what more can be done for the Northeast, the Union minister added.
Lauding the “minimalist design” of the state’s exclusive prime store in the heart of the national capital, the union minister complimented Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma for setting up the store that will provide the local artisans and more than 43,000 weavers of the state a window to showcase the rich culture, heritage, art and ethnic products of Meghalaya and the store will support the state’s cottage industry.