Commerce & Industries Minister Shri Th. Bishwajit has said that the State Government has been trying to promote industries to generate income in the State. He was speaking at the inauguration of Banana Fibre Development Centre and Opening of 5-days Training  Programme on Novel Products based on Ethnic Designs and Fabrics of North East India at CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Branch Laboratory at Lamphelpat, Imphal today.

He said Industries is very important Department and therefore there is the need to encourage our entrepreneurs to solve unemployment problems in the State. Inauguration of Banana Fibre Development Centre will help farmers in increasing productivity. He also urged farmers to cultivate Stevia- a medicinal plant in large scale so as to meet  its demand outside the State.

Shri Bishwajit has further said that the Government will revive Bamboo Chipping Mill and Government is trying to promote cultivation of  Dragon Fruit in the State as the fruit has high content of anti oxidant and it is also anti cancerous.Citing in connection with PMGPY scheme Shri Th Biswajit  said sanctioning will take place only after proper screening of the applicants.

Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam while speaking at the function said, the trainings conducted by CSIR will be very helpful to the people and it will help to increase productivity and sustain livelihood. He hinted to vacate the illegal encroachers at the CSIR premises once the court verdict comes.

Inconnection with the  function, pamphlet of CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Branch Laboratory was also released.

Director CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, Assam Dr. D Ramaiah also highlighted the scientific intervention extended to the people such as development of Agro-Technology in the region. Around 80 trainees participated among others in the inaugural session. (DIPR)

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