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CM FLAGS OFF START-UP YATRA

GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR

CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL

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PRESS RELEASE

CM FLAGS OFF START-UP YATRA

Imphal, January 07, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh flagged off the Start-up India Manipur Yatra from the Western Gate of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

Addressing the media persons at the Cabinet hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Chief Minister said that the Yatra is organised under the Startup India initiative of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in association with the Government of Manipur. The yatra will cover several Educational institutions such as MU, DM University, MTU, MIT, NIT, CAU, IGNTU, IIIT, Lamka College, Maram College etc. during 7th to 13th January, 2019.

Chief Minister maintained that such yatra aims to spread awareness about the Startup Policy of Central and State government at the grassroots level of the State. The aspiring entrepreneurs would be selected for training at prominent/renowned companies outside the State, he added. The Startup initiative is encouraging the local entrepreneurs by providing them financial support so that they could create employment opportunities for others. Stating that the government is ready to extend any help to the entrepreneurs, Chief Minister appealed the entrepreneurs to grab such opportunity to showcase and expose their talents to the masses.

Mentioning about the first round of Manipur Startup Scheme, Chief Minister said that altogether 334 entrepreneurs was identified and provided financial support, out of which 29 entrepreneurs under Revenue stage, 105 under Entrepreneur Support Scheme and 200 under Idea Stage. Those entrepreneurs selected under Idea stage are being provided training at Manipur University and ICM, Lamphelpat to make their business ideas viable. The second round of prospective entrepreneurs is being shortlisted, he added.