Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 24, 2020: Gross domestic product of Manipur has increased to double, from 4 percent to 8 percent, during the present government.
Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said this at inauguration of the consultative meeting on food processing cum technology exhibition under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Connect North East at CSIR – North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), branch laboratory, Lamphelpat on Friday.
Biren said the revenue collection has increased from around 500 crores to around 900 crores after the implementation of GST in the state.
Recognizing the unique identities of each district of the state, the chief minister said the government is planning to recognise each and every districts of the state for producing unique horticultural and agricultural products.
Biren thanked the CSIR for supporting the entrepreneurs of the state. He requested CSIR to extend their support to conserve and preserve traditional paddy varieties of the state like Moirang phou, phoudomba etc. He also urged to provide necessary technology for increasing productivity of such paddy varieties.
MP R.K. Ranjan, director general of CSIR and secretary DSIR Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, scientist- in charge, NEIST branch laboratory Dr. H. Birkumar Singh and delegates from outside the state were present during the function.