IMPHAL, NOVEMBER 6, 2017 (DIPR): Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Minister of Forests and Environment, MAHUD, Horticulture & Soil Conservation and Town Planning today said, to ease the problems faced by the people of Andro Assembly Constituency in availing loan, an office will be inaugurated at Ngariyal Chingkhong on 20th November, 2017. He said the office will give awareness on various loans which will be provided directly to the beneficiaries.

Shyamkumar was addressing as the Chief Guest of the function at a one day awareness campaign programme on Handlooms & Handicrafts Delivery and MUDRA loan schemes at the Lai Manai Multipurpose Hall, Yairipok, Imphal East organised by the District Handlooms and Textiles Office, Imphal East District, Porompat. All together 1,250 cards were distributed to the women weavers of the constituency today.

Addressing the gathering, Shyamkumar said, the locals need not visit the department personally to apply for loan, as the Ngariyal Chingkhong office will help in submitting the required documents of the beneficiaries thus saving time and money of the locals. He also assured to the locals that the Imphal-Yairipok road will be black-topped soon while observing the problems faced by the commuters.

Stating that women play a pivotal role in the development of a society, Minister Shyamkumar said it is necessary for women to be financially independent. He said, today’s awareness programme will give the local women an opportunity to explore their talents and idea regarding possible business opportunities. He said, more loans under various schemes will be given after identification of beneficiaries. He also appealed to the loanees to pay off loan on time so that a cordial relationship is maintained between the bank and the loanees.

P. Meenakumari Devi, Project Manager (H/L), District Handlooms & Textiles, Imphal East District, Shri Seikai Singsit, Lead District Manager, UBI (Imphal East & Ukhrul), officials of the District Handlooms and Textiles Office, Imphal East District, Prorompat and locals attended the function.

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