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CM INAUGURATES MAI-OWN 2021 AT HAPTA KANGJEIBUNG

GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR

CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL

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CM INAUGURATES MAI-OWN 2021 AT HAPTA KANGJEIBUNG

Imphal, March 16, 2021 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today opened Mai-Own 2021, an exclusive exhibition of local products of the global standard at Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal East district. The exhibition, which will continue till March 22, is being taken apart by different Government Departments, Self Help Groups and entrepreneurs from across the State.

In his speech, the Chief Minister said that the exhibition is organised in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s popular slogan, ‘Vocal for Local’ towards achieving Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India). Stating that Shri Modi was quite happy with the State’s recent progress in local production, Shri N. Biren Singh asked the concerned officials to have a detailed analysis on which Department is helping which type 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 the 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 the 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 Shri 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 Shri Narendra Modi.

CAF & PD Minister Shri Th. Satyabrata, Deputy Speaker Shri Kongkham Robindro, Advisor to Chief Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Chairman, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Shri Heikham Dingo and Chairman, Loktak Development Authority Shri L. Susindro, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar and other Government Officials were also present at the occasion.