Pulwama: The inaugural GloBil’s Bio-Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 was organized today at Industrial Growth Centre in Lassipora area of Pulwama.
The event, organized by GloBil – Agri & Food Enterprises, was attended by renowned academicians, scientists, businessmen as well as students from University of Kashmir, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, SSM College of Engineering & Technology and Islamic University of Science & Technology.
The guest speakers included Dr Ram Vishwakarma (Director, IIIM-CSIR), Professor Mushtaq A. Siddiqi (Vice Chancellor, IUST, Awantipora), Dr Mohammad Ismail Parray (Director, JKEDI), Professor S. M. Ilyas (Former Vice Chancellor, NDUST, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh), Dr. Purnima Sharma (Managing Director, Bio-Tech Consortium India Ltd.), Er. Mohammad Sayeed (Former M.D Agro Industries Development Corporation of J&K), Dr. O.P. Sharma (Director, Ecology/Environment, J&K) and Mr. Kifayat Hussain Rizvi (Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment Department).
The guest speakers emphasized the need for entrepreneurship especially in the valley of Kashmir.
“Kashmir has a lot of potential when we consider the climate, soil, forests and fruit industry here. It is only for the youth to turn to entrepreneurship so as to reap the dividends from it,” said one of the speakers.
Another guest speaker at GloBil’s Bio-Entrepreneurship Summit said, “People drop the idea of getting into entrepreneurship with the thinking that setting up an industry will require lakhs of rupees. This thinking is not entirely based on facts. There are start-ups which require just few thousand rupees. One needs to have a resolve to succeed.”
On the occasion, officials from District Industries Centre (DIC) Pulwama assured the attendees that the Department will provide an ‘enabling environment’ to the prospective entrepreneurs.
Later, a couple of MoU’s were signed by Tuljaram Chaturchand College Pune, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) and Maharashtra based research institute for sharing knowledge with the newly set-up industrial business firm and ‘keeping the ideas coming up’.
Mr. Shabir, Managing Director of GloBil, while talking to The Kashmir Pulse said that the event was basically targeted at people with specialization in Life Sciences to convince them for entrepreneurship.
Shabir, who has been in Agri business from past couple of years and is managing a firm, GloBioTech Limited, in UP’s Aligarh for 10 years, said that Kashmir has a huge potential for agriculture related business keeping in view the vast resources.
“We will be manufacturing organic, bio-fertilizers and will also take up cultivation and extraction of aromatic and medicinal plants,” he said, adding that their focus will remain not on providing employment but creating avenues for employment.
“We wanted to set up an industry here to cater to the prospective entrepreneurs as a consultancy and provide end-to-end solutions in order that they do not go through what we usually face in such endeavours in Kashmir,” he said.