Source: News Bharati English28 Nov 2016 09:27:15

Imphal, November 28: Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani inaugurated the Apparel and Garment Making Centre in Lamboikhongnangkhong, Imphal on Sunday. She said that the Prime Minister wants to give special attention to North Eastern states for development, the project for installing the centre is Rs 18 crore and it will be beneficial for the state and it was completed within 9 months.

The Centre consists of one skilling block and two commercial blocks and 300 nos. of machines are installed in the centre. She also distributed “Pehchan” Identity Cards to some artisans. Smriti Irani said that the scheme for identifying weavers was launched on 7th October, 2014 and now more than 2000 weavers have been identified and issued identity cards.Embeded ObjectMUDRA scheme is also launched for the direct connectivity of the weavers so that they can be easily identified for International Exhibition.

She further added that for textile promotion in the state, the central government has sanctioned Rs.200 crores. The state awardee will be given Rs.30, 000/- per month to trained weavers, 12 clusters from three districts are selected for Design Workshop training and will be given Rs.300/- per day.

The function was also attended by Dr.Th. Meinya Singh, MP, Govindas Konthoujam, L. Lakher , Principal Secretary and ShriI John B.Tlangtin khumma, Director, Commerce and Industries, Govt. of Manipur and officers from the Central Goverment.