By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Oct 20
A one-day awareness programme on handlooms and handicrafts delivery scheme, Mudra scheme and handlooms and handicrafts development programme was held today at Tamei community hall, Tamei, Tamenglong district.
Parliamentary secretary of Works and Agriculture, Awangbow Newmai attended the function as chief guest. In his speech he recognised that Tamei and Tousem are the most disadvantaged area of Manipur with bad connectivity, lacks behind in education, no good health facilities, and even banking facilities are not up to the mark.
But he gave an assurance as the local MLA that he will be always there for his constituency, and will extend help in whatever way he can for the development of his constituency. He also said road connecting Kangpokpi to Tamenglong to Tamei will soon be repaired for better communication in the area.
He acknowledged that women shoulder great responsibilities in this area, taking care of children and doing household chores, yet they have always managed to earn a livelihood for the family without depending on their husbands.
Commenting on the on-going bank issue in Tamei, he said that it will be sorted out soon and he has spoken to the chief minister. “Because of no bank facilities, Tamei and Tousem are facing difficulties in delivering government’s schemes like Anganwadi, Mid-day meal programme, and Handloom schemes and so on,” he added.
District Project Manager (handloom) M. Ibeyaima Devi and assistant manager Y. Shantikumar Singh also attended the programme as presidium members.
Ibeyaima lectured on the available schemes for handloom and textiles workers. She further elucidated on handlooms and handicrafts delivery scheme, Mudra scheme as well as handlooms and handicrafts development programme among others.
In all 175 women attended the awareness programme organised by District Handloom and Textiles Office, Tamenglong and sponsored by directorate of handloom and textiles, Manipur.