‘Implement PMEGP scheme efficiently’

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Imphal, Jun7 (DIPR) : Commerce and Industries Minister Th Biswajit has instructed the implementing agencies of Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme to execute the scheme systematically so that unemployment problems can be solved.

During the review meeting at the conference hall of New Secretariat, Biswajit said that Commerce and Industries Department is targeting to generate 3000 employment and loopholes in implementing the scheme will delay in generating employment.

Minister also stressed to review the Task Force Screening Committee for selecting genuine beneficiaries for PMEGP scheme. He also expressed dismay over the failure to achieved the target.

“There are 4434 pending cases of PMEGP for the year 2016-2017 and the target project of PMEGP for the year 2017-2018 is 717,” Biswajit said while instructing the officials to re-verify the beneficiaries of the pending cases and provide the benefits only to genuine beneficiaries.
He also warned of stern action if officials are found not implementating the PMEGP scheme. He also expressed concern over the lack of proper infrastructure in District Industries Centres.

“Industries Department is an important department as it helps in solving unemployment problems. Until unemployment problem is solved, peace cannot be restored in the State,” he added.

Biswajit also informed that all the Livelihood Buniness Incubators should have equal number of machineries and asked officials of MFICL to distribute lemon grass plants to the farmers at the earliest.

Principal Secretary of Trade, Commerce and Industries L Lakher urged all the general managers to take an active initiative in strengthening the District Industries Centres.
As all equipment have been set up in all Livelihood Buniness Incubators, he asked the general managers to make it fully operational.

Director of Trade, Commerce and Industries M Luikham also said that lack of manpower is the main problem why LBIs cannot function smoothly.

Source: The Sangai Express

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