Mr. Ashis Bhaduri is a businessman and an active social worker based in the strategically located North East Indian state Assam. In this interview, Mr. Bhaduri explains the current situation of the timber industry, one of the greatest sources of natural wealth in Assam.
He said that the separatist and extremist militant group ULFA has steadily been losing its popular base and became disconnected from other groups and its loyal supporters. The isolation of ULFA from mainstream society has led to the political and economic stability in the state.
Mr. Bhaduri believes that the unemployment situation in Assam was the main reason behind the emergence of so many militant groups.
He also described how his NGO, working in the model of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, is achieving remarkable success in the fields of micro credit and empowerment of women.