Imphal: Governor of Manipur and West Bengal La Ganesan has asked people to pay emphasis on entrepreneur development as it plays an important key in the economic development of a country.
Entrepreneurs provide self-employment and generate job opportunities, he added.
Addressing an event entitled “Inspiration Episode 18” entrepreneurship and empowerment of women in modern Manipur here on Sunday Governor said, efforts have been made to develop entrepreneurial skills so that sufficient skilled manpower is available in the country to manage the scarce resources by developing cutting edge enterprises.
The new generations of entrepreneurs need technical, managerial, financial, and marketing skills to meet the challenge of the new world order to be able to compete.
Stating that unemployment among the youth and the resulting sense of frustration is a central problem in the country, especially in the North East including Manipur, La. Ganesan said serious efforts have been made to mitigate the unemployment problems in the region.
He said the initiatives will take time to show any tangible results on the ground. There is a need for innovation and a participatory approach to attract experts in this field.
He further stated that despite many visible odds and limitations, a few women entrepreneurs in Manipur have shown their hidden talents in the form of a perceptible scale of production of a few competitive items.
Every year Manipur bags the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award instituted by the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. It is our responsibility to encourage and carry them forward in a new environment and policy support.
Governor asked the Department of Commerce and Industries to prepare a roadmap for industrializing Manipur through a sound policy of structured, skill, and entrepreneurship development, particularly for women in modern Manipur.
Sapam Nishikant Singh, MLA said, women should be given preferences in any field in society. He said we should encourage our girl children in education and other fields to help them set their goals for a self-dependent life.