Sanction letters for start up distributed
Biren also handed over cheques to six beneficiaries of Phase-I, who have completed mandatory training.
In all, 3966 applications were received in the Phase-II of StartUp Manipur out of this 42 entrepreneurs were selected under Revenue Stage, 575 under Idea Stage and 177 under Entrepreneurship Support Scheme. In the Phase-I last year, 334 entrepreneurs were benefitted.
Speaking on water scarcity, he mentioned about the urgent need for a comprehensive plan of switching from jhum cultivation to other forms of environment friendly cultivation and large scale plantation of trees both in hill and valley areas. Stating that water scarcity is becoming a serious threat, he also urged the people not to pollute rivers by dumping garbage and waste materials to rivers.
Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh, health and family welfare inister L. Jayantakumar, consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister Karam Shyam, tribal affairs and hills minister N. Kayisii, forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar, social eelfare minister Nemcha Kipgen, education minister Th. Radheshyam, MP Ksh. Bhabananda and several MLAs attended the function.