Guwahati, September 7: Aiming for a boost to the industrial sector of Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the personal product factory, unit-4 of Hindustan Unilever Limited at Doom Dooma in Tinsukia district. Terming this as a historic day for the industrial sector of Assam CM Sonowal said that it would open new vistas for industrial growth.
Titled as Rhino Project, the new unit is a part of Hindustan Unilever’s over 3000 crore value products which are being produced in Assam. The unit has been constructed in a record time of 300 days.
Advocating synergy between the government and the industries, Sonowal said that if the role of one complements the other the development of both industry and community will register a greater impetus.
Stating that industrial environment in Assam is very favourable and the government is coming up with the promising industrial policy by easing out all procedures including providing land for industrial units, Chief Minister Sonowal requested Hindustan Unilever to increase its footprints in Lower Assam and Barak Valley in the State.
He also said that Government of Assam would set up more skill development centres in association with private players to provide quality manpower to the industrial units. He further requested Hindustan Unilever to take advantage of the potential of the organic sector in Assam and come up with the latest technology to produce new products in a bid to materialise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making Assam and North East an organic hub of the country.
Sonowal also asked Hindustan Unilever to increase its PR activities and pursue its CSR policy taking the local people and the public representatives into confidence. He also sought Hindustan Unilever’s support in drawing investors for the proposed Global Business Summit in Guwahati in February 2018 and will also generate goodwill about Assam.
Stating that Doom Dooma unit is an example of the simultaneous growth of the company in sync with the community, Polman assured that Hindustan Unilever will continue to be a worthy partner in the economic growth of Assam. He also expressed hope that the new Rhino Unit would set a new bench mark in terms of sustainability, equality and productivity.