We cannot cease development works in crisis: Biren

Imphal: “Manipur is passing through troubled times, even then we have to continue working towards development. We will meet all crises, and at the same time we cannot cease developmental works,” Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Monday.

Biren said this as he launched Process Food Products under the brand MANIFRESH under the scheme Value Chain Marketing Quality Local Horticulture Products through Brand Building Initiatives.

The launching program was held at the chief minister’s secretariat under the department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation.

Today the government has set up cold storages in the state, Biren said, stressing the importance of reducing wastages of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Highlighting the implementation of Vocal for Local in the Horticulture department and TRIFED in the Forest department, he stressed the assistance provided to the various individuals and SHGs under these missions and schemes.

Biren spoke of various schemes like Start-Up, One Family One Livelihood are successfully implemented for promotion, support and assistance of entrepreneurs, SHGs in the state.

He assured all possible help and assistance to the entrepreneurs of the state.

Ministers Awangbou Newmai,  Thounaojam Basanta Singh, MLAs Kh. Ibomcha, Sapam Kunjakeswor, M. Rameshwar, commissioner Horticulture T. Pamei, officials of the department and entrepreneurs.

The entrepreneurs, whose products were launched, thanked and expressed gratitude to the government and the department for providing the needed assistance.

The products included Kachai lemon tea, Dehydrated Pineapple, Sirarakhong flakes, Sirarakhong powder, Sirarakhong whole dry, Dry Cake, Lotus tea, Lotus incense tea, Thambou chips, Thambou seasoning, Garcinia powder, Amla powder, Chakhao laddu, Chakhao cookies, Ragi gulla, Chakhao bhujia, Brocco-kies, Indian pennywort tea, Orange jam, Garcinia Osmo-air dried, Banana Brew, Passion fruit Brew, Rhododendron Brew, Khasi cherry Brew, Plum Brew, Kiwi Brew, Wild olive Brew, Peach Brew, Wildapple Brew, Pineapple Brew, Mushroom Brew.

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