Mega food Park coming up in Manipur: Biswajit

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Imphal: A mega food Park is coming up in the state and the government is trying to set cool storage facility at every district, textiles, commerce and industries minister Thongam Biswajit Singh said on Tuesday.

The Industrial Estate is functioning very smoothly in the state by providing workshed to the entrepreneurs, Biswajit said.

The minister made the remarks as he inaugurated a two days long capacity building training programme on ‘Packaging of Foods and Handicraft products of Manipur’ at the food processing training hall, District Industries Centre, Imphal East.

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Packaging is very important part of a product to attract the buyers. It is the aesthetic value of the product, which we are going to sell at the market, he said.

He maintained that packaging should be eco-friendly, innovative and affordable. Once railway reaches Imphal transportation issues will be minimised and transportation charge will be cut off. As we are in international Border we should take opportunity of Act East Policy, he added.

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“We need to encourage our entrepreneurs, inorder to solve unemployment problem in our state. Each one of us has to play significant role for a self reliant state,” Biswajit said.

The minister also highlighted the importance of MEETAC in preserving the dying arts and crafts of the state and urged the artisans to collaborate with MEETAC.

The training programme was being conducted by Indian Institute of packaging, Kolkatta Centre and organised by department of textiles, commerce and industry with the support of ministry of commerce industry.

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More than 50 trainees attended the training programme.

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