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Minister calls upon artisans to export more products to enhance their livelihood

A two week-long workshop on Strategic Design Intervention for New Product Development and Production Capability Enhancement for Manipur Crafts was held at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, Imphal West.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 2 Dec 2021, 5:33 am

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Manipur Textiles, Commerce and Industries Minister and chairman of MEETAC Thongam Biswajit Singh on Wednesday called upon the artisans of the state to export more products outside the state in order to enhance their livelihood.

The minister was speaking on the closing function of two week-long workshop on Strategic Design Intervention for New Product Development and Production Capability Enhancement for Manipur Crafts which was held at the Imperial Hall, Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, Imphal West.

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Thongam Biswajit Singh expressed gratitude to all the artisans and craftsmans for coming out and participating at the workshop. He asserted that MEETAC will help in standardizing and upgradation of the products into the international level.

Biswajit further stated that MEETAC provided aid in developing the traditional crafts design, which will also ensure enhancing the production capabilities and stating that MEETAC has helped in preserving the dying traditional crafts and designs and uplift the economic status of artisans and craftsmen.

Minister Biswajit stated that MEETAC aims at promoting inclusive growth by developing the Traditional crafts/arts sector of Manipur as per global standards and making it an important spoke in the wheel of economic activities. He called upon artisans and craftsman to apply for MUDRA loan.

As part of the closing function the Minister also inspected stalls displacing 144 various new products made during the workshop. And certificates were also distributed to all the participants.

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The workshop was organized by Mission for Economic Empowerment of Traditional Artisans and Craftsman (MEETAC).

Mission for Economic Empowerment of Traditional Artisans and Craftsmen (MEETAC) is an autonomous Society under the Dept. of Textiles, Commerce & Industries.

The workshop was attended by around 90 artisans from 5 crafts namely Clay Pottery – Nungbi & Andro Pottery, Cane & Bamboo, Kauna Craft, Stone Craft and Textile – Moirang Phee, Lasing Phee & Rani Phee.

Attending the closing function were  Michael Achom, secretary (TCI), Vijay Singh Katiyar project head, NID C.S. Susanth, principal designer  NID and  Km. Elangbam Nirmala Chanu, director (Training & Extension), MEETAC among others. (DIPR)

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First published:2 Dec 2021, 5:33 am

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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