Imphal, May 23, 2018 (DIPR): Commerce and Industries Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh assured all possible assistance to local entrepreneurs, and stated that the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is one such scheme of the government aimed at helping and encouraging local entrepreneurs.
Shri Biswajit chaired a meeting on Kisan Sampada which was also attended by members of All Manipur Entrepreneurs Association and officials of Commerce and Industries Department.
The Minister also urged local entrepreneurs to apply for the scheme so that they can avail the feasible projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana. He said that encouraging entrepreneurs in the State will eventually help in fighting the unemployment problem.
Shri Biswajit also hinted at improving the food processing sector in the State so that our local producers are able to reduce wastage of their products.
The attending entrepreneurs also highlighted issues they face while applying for the scheme.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana, Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities, Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, Human Resources and Institutions will be implemented.Today’s meeting was also attended by Deputy Director, Food Processing Industries (FPI) Shri H. Murali Meitei.