IMPHAL | May 22 : The State government is trying to promote industries to generate income in the State. With industry being an important department there is also need to encourage our entrepreneurs to solve unemployment problems in the State.
This was stated by Commerce & Industries minister, Th Bishwajit speaking at the inauguration of Banana Fibre Development Centre and opening of 5-day training programme on Novel Products based on Ethnic Designs and Fabrics of Northeast India at CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Branch Laboratory at Lamphelpat, Imphal today.
He urged farmers to cultivate Stevia – a medicinal plant in large scale so as to meet its demand outside the State.
Th Bishwajit further said that the government will revive Bamboo Chipping Mill and it is trying to promote cultivation of Dragon Fruit in the State as the fruit has high content of anti oxidant.
Regarding the PMGPY scheme, Th Biswajit said sanctioning will take place only after proper screening of the applicants.
Revenue minister, Karam Shyam while speaking at the function said, the trainings conducted by CSIR will be very helpful to the people and it will help to increase productivity and sustain livelihood.
He pointed out that illegal encroachers should vacate from the CSIR premises once the court verdict comes.
Director CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, Assam D Ramaiah highlighted the scientific intervention extended to the people such as development of Agro-Technology in the region. Around 80 trainees participated among others in the inaugural session.
In connection with the function, pamphlet of CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Branch Laboratory was also released.
Source: Imphal Free Press