The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) organised UdyamSamvad Workshop today in which eleven sessions were held with different ministries and financial organizations like Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), SIDBI, ASSOCHAM, CII,FICCI,FISME, PHD Chamber of Commerce and MSME Foundation. Various issues facing entrepreneurs and Startups in North East States of India like accessing credit, handholding for setting up businesses, accessing markets in India and abroad and R&D for refinement of art based products manufactured in the North East were discussed. Minister in his address said that there is urgent need for setting up MSMEs in farming and non-farming sectors in the north East region and the Ministry will play the role of facilitator in order to provide R&D, market access and better designs for MSME products. The Minister further added that Micro industries will be given more support in this region. For this technology centres are being established in Imphal, Dimapur, Tinsukia and Agartala.Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, MSME and Naveen Verma, Secretary DoNER also addressed the gathering.