Biren calls for harnessing talents

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh calls for need to harness the talents of people to bring inclusive development in the state as he says people of the state are filled with enormous talents.

The chief minister expressed this view at the closing session of “Two Day Discourse on the Present Status of Manipur Economy: Opportunities and Challenges” which was held on Tuesday at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University, Canchipur.

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Although Manipur is a tiny state, the state has topped in MSME business registration among the small states of the country. More than one lakh individuals are being employed in the MSME sector, he added.

He said the SHGs of hill districts are expanding their businesses under TRIFED and around 40 thousand people are being employed under the Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram of TRIFED.

He said the state government has implemented various welfare schemes towards achieving self-reliance in various sectors such as fishery etc. He mentioned that there is visible positive development in the State, in the last four and half years. The flagship schemes and programs have been successfully implemented at the grassroots, he added.

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MLA Karam Shyam, vice-chancellor of Manipur University Prof. N. Lokendro Singh, Prof. E. Bijoykumar Singh, distinguished experts and resource persons, scholars and students were present during the function.

The two day discourse was organised by the Economic and Resource Development Organisation and Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Manipur University.

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