Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, Nov 05: Manipur Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh has said that Centre had approved laying of a gas pipeline from Silchar to Imphal to ensure disturbance-free gas supply to the State. Survey works for the said project would begin soon, N. Biren Singh informed.
Biren Singh said this at the opening ceremony of the 1st Manipur International Textile Expo (MANITEX) in Imphal on Monday.
The Chief Minister then said that weavers need not worry for market because the Government would purchase their products apart from providing yarns at their doorsteps. He also assured that the State Government is also ready to provide all the requirements of weavers to begin their venture.
N. Biren Singh also expressed happiness that a private company working under PPP model with the Government had started producing high quality ladies apparels using raw materials from Guangzhou (China).
Stating that corruption can be rooted out only when the elected leaders and those in the Government take proactive role, the Chief Minister said that initiatives like digital payment and DBT of the Central Government are important steps towards this end. He also said that the State Government had started Loktak Livelihood Mission with an aim to be self-sufficient in fish production by 2020.
Maintaining that Manipur had started witnessing many positive changes in the past one and a half year, N. Biren Singh expressed hope that Manipur would become a leading State in the country within ten years if this improvement sustains.
Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh and Textiles, Commerce and Industries Minister Th. Biswajit Singh attended the function as the special guest and functional president respectively.
Y. Joykumar Singh said that MANITEX was organised for the first time in the State, it would prove to be a path-finding venture in the textile industry of the State. He expressed hope that the event would open a chapter of economic prosperity for weavers. Joykumar said that the Centre may provide more support to the textile industry of the State if the event is successful.