Web Exclusive | November 2016
Garment making centre in Imphal inaugurated
The Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated a Garment Making centre here at Lamboikhongnangkhong. The estimated cost for installing the centre will be Rs 18-crore and to be completed within nine months. She also distributed "Pehchan" Identity Cards to the artisans.
Speaking on the occasion, Smriti said the scheme for identifying weavers were launched on October 7, 2014 and now more than two thousand weavers have been identified and issued the identity cards. "The Prime Minister wants to give special attention to the development of the NE States. The minister also informed about the MUDRA scheme which would provide the direct connectivity to the weavers so that they can be easily identified for International Exhibition. For textile promotion in the State, the Central Government has sanctioned Rs 200-crore. The state Awardee will be given Rs.30,000 per month to train weavers. Twelve clusters from three district are selected for Design Workshop training and will be given Rs.300 per day to the trainees.
The Apparel & Garment Making Centre at Imphal, Manipur has been constructed under the North-East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) launched by the Union Textile Ministry following the announcement of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The project has been completed by the Manipur Handlooms and Handicrafts Development Corporation (MHHDC). Under this intervention, each State now has one centre with three units having approximately 100 machines each.