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Minister Biswajit inaugurates 2-day capacity building training programme

Addressing the gathering Minister Biswajit stated that packaging is a very important part of a product to attract buyers. It is the aesthetic value of the product, which we are going to sell at the market.

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Imphal: Textiles, Commerce and Industries Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh Wednesday inaugurated two days long capacity building training programme on ‘Packaging of Foods & Handicraft products of Manipur’ at the Food Processing Training Hall, District Industries Centre, Porompat, Imphal East.

Addressing the gathering Minister Biswajit stated that packaging is a very important part of a product to attract buyers. It is the aesthetic value of the product, which we are going to sell at the market.

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He maintained that packaging should be eco-friendly, innovative and affordable. Once the railway reaches Imphal transportation issues will be minimized and transportation charges will be cut. Being a border state neighbouring Myanmar, Manipur should take advantage of the Act East Policy, he added.

He informed that a mega food park is coming up in the state and the government is trying to set cool storage facilities in every district. The Industrial Estate is functioning very smoothly in our state by providing work sheds to the entrepreneurs.

Minister observed that we need to encourage our entrepreneurs, in order to solve the unemployment problem in our State. Each one of us has to play a significant role in a self-reliant state. Minister also urged to follow the principle of simplicity is the best policy.

He also encouraged the trainer to use the knowledge they have gained from the training and become a master trainer. The Minister also highlighted the importance of MEETAC in preserving the dying Arts and Crafts of the state and urged the artisans to collaborate with MEETAC.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary of Textiles, Commerce & Industries Michael Achom, stated that packaging is an important part of a product and trainee should take benefits of the training.

The training programme is being conducted by the Indian Institute of packaging, Kolkatta Centre and is organized by the Department of Textiles, Commerce & Industry. And the training is supported by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

The Inaugural session of the training was attended by Director, Trade Commerce & Industries, Yumnam Robita, Deputy Director & Branch Head Indian Institute of Packaging, Kolkatta Centre Bidhan Das among others.

More than 50 trainees attended the training, during the technical session, Bidhan Das deliberated on the topic Packaging of Foods & Handicraft product of Manipur and presented live demonstration and screening of a video on the topic. 

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