Imphal, May 10 : N. Biren Singh has urged the officials and experts of the State Sericulture Department to explore means for cost reduction in the production of silk items without compromising the quality so that demands from different parts of the country and world may see an upsurge.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of Cocoon Mela and Farmers Training Centre organised by the Department of Sericulture, Government of Manipur at Sangaipat in Imphal East District yesterday N. Biren Singh said that Manipuri silk is world famous but demand in the market is still not good enough due to high price. Some foreign visitors once suggested him to cut down the price to attract more demands, he added.
He also directed the officials of the Department to combine their technical expertise with farmers’ practical experience to enhance production both in quality and quantity.
The Chief Minister also urged them to put in best possible effort to bring economic development of the State and enhance farmers’ income through large scale production of Sericulture items.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Minister also strongly condemned the powerful bomb blast that occurred near the gate of 49 Bn. BSF camp at Koirengei.
Maintaining that violence would never bring any solution, the Chief Minister urged all concerned to extend co-operation to the Government in resolving all forms of discord and conflict through democratic and peaceful means.
Manipur has already started making a good impression of being a beautiful and peaceful State to the world. As such, nobody should resort to any activity which may again spoil this hard earned condition, the Chief Minister said.
Stating that situation has improved considerably and peace has returned to the State of late, the Chief Minister said that there is no point to target security personnel with an intention to create a chaotic situation again.