Talk on cottage industry, IPR

Kathmandu, November 21:

A three-day long workshop began here today to review the programmes run by the Department of Cottage and Small Industries during the current fiscal year.

The workshop aims at informing participant Cottage and Small Industry Development officers from 27 districts about capacity building on use of intellectual property right (IPR).

Purushottam Ojha, secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies stressed on establishment of cottage industries that produce new products and generate employment. He also laid emphasis on the quality of Nepali products in the context of Nepal entering the network of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

On the occasion, Pusparaj Rajkarnikar, member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) said that three-year long interim development plan has focused on establishment of cottage industries.

Dhruba Raj Joshi, acting director general of the Department, Krishna Prasad Kharel, director and Chandi Raj Dhakal, president of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) also stresses on promotion of cottage industries.