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Gandhi Shilp Bazar 2015 begins at Imphal

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-03-25 12:00:00 – Imphal, Manipur

Gandhi Shilp Bazar 2015, a handicraft exhibition cum sale organized by the the Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans' CS Ltd under the sponsorship of Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India was set into motion today at Rising Athletic Union (RAU) ground, Khuman Lampak.

Govindas Konthoujam, Minister of Commerce and Industries, Ng Bijoy Singh, Chairman, MPCB, M Satyabhama Devi, president of AWAS and T Rollee Vareishim, Asst Director (H), O/o Development Commissioner (H), Ministry of Textiles attended the inaugural function as a chief guest, functional president and guests of honour respectively.

Speaking at the occasion, Govindas Konthoujam said that a change has been witnessed in India including Manipur in handloom and textiles production sector after the introduction of Central sponsored NER Textile Promotion scheme.

The Minister said that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 150 crore and Rs 30.34 crore for the valley and hill districts respectively for enhancing silk production in the State.

He also added that a foundation for setting up of a regional Apparel and Garment making Centre for NE would be laid at Imphal by Union Minister for Textile during his visit tomorrow.

The Gandhi Shilp Bazaar opened with a total of 100 stalls and will go on for ten day.

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