Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Tuesday opened Mai-Own 2021, an exclusive exhibition of local products of global standard at Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal East district. Different government departments, self-help groups (SHG) and entrepreneurs from across the State are participating in the exhibition which will go on till March 22.
In his speech, the Chief Minister said that the exhibition is organised in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular slogan, ‘Vocal for Local’ towards achieving Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India).
Stating that Narendra Modi was quite happy with the State’s recent progress in local production, N Biren Singh asked the concerned officials to have a detailed analysis of which department is helping which type of SHGs and what products are being produced. He also directed to prepare a report on how much local products are being exported outside the State and identify the top three departments for reward.
The Chief Minister also said that the departments may also recommend names of performing SHGs\Groups\entrepreneurs to the Planning Department for assistance through Manipur StartUp scheme. In such a manner, the Chief Minister observed, the State may enhance production for economic prosperity and self-sufficient production.
Addressing the gathering, Commerce & Industries Minister Th Biswajit stated that the exhibition is being organised to motivate entrepreneurs of the state so that they could produce quality products and get access to the world market. This would not only minimise unemployment but also contribute to the state’s economy achieving the goal of self-reliance with increased productivity, he added.
He also appealed to the public to extend co-operation to the Government’s initiative in taking the State towards overall development. He added that everyone should work together to give Manipur a new face in line with the New India Mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
CAF & PD Minister Th Satyabrata, Deputy Speaker Kongkham Robindro, Advisor to Chief Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan, Chairman, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Heikham Dingo and Chairman, Loktak Development Authority L Susindro, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar and other government officials were also present at the event.