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All Manipur districts will have handloom and handicraft emporium

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-05-15 14:00:00 – Imphal

Manipur handloom and handicraft products is well known over the country and hence handloom and handicraft emporium to be opened very soon in every district of the State with an aim to attract more tourists, said Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industries Thongam Biswajit speaking at the reception ceremony cum opening of new bank account of weavers at Uchekon, Laikon Lampak.

The function was jointly organised by Department of Textiles,Commerce and Industry and Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles.

Biswajit also said that the spinning mill located at Loitang Khunou will be revived very soon as the Ministry of textiles is going to provide 70% subsidy for reviving the spinning mill as it is the only cotton mill in the entire North East India.

Handloom and handicraft are important because as they are main source of income for many people of Manipur. In order to increase their production as well as their income, the Central government will provide Rs 4 lakh worth solar power looms to the weavers of the State.

In order to save time, delivery system of raw materials will be launched very soon in the State, Bishwajit informed.

Project Manager (handloom), Imphal East P Meenakumari said that it is necessary for the weavers to open bank account for applying various schemes under the Central Government.

In connection with the function District Manager, UBI, Imphal East Seikai Singsit also highlighted the benefits of UPI (Unified Payment Interface APPS) to the gathering. Around 300 weavers opened their accounts in the day’s function which was attended by Additional Director (handloom) K.Lamlee Kamei, women Empower, Thonju constituency Thongam (o) Juneiwon, officials of commerce and industries and locals of Uchekon.

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