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People’s Convention to begin ‘economic revolution’ in Manipur

As many as 280 civil bodies, including stakeholders of the state, attended the People's Convention on “Congregation of Civil Society Organisations of Manipur”.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 May 2022, 5:54 pm

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The People's Convention on “Congregation of Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) of Manipur”, which was attended by representatives of 280 civil bodies, including stakeholders of the state, on Monday unanimously resolved to open a new chapter of “economic revolution” in the history of Manipur.

The one-day people’s convention was held at the City Convention Centre in Imphal East and was organised by the Federation of Civil Society Organisations, Manipur (FCSOM).

Delivering the keynote address of the convention, general secretary of FCSOM A Punil Kumar pointed out that the state of Manipur is a land covered with various issues if thoroughly studied in a table.

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He said among all the issues such as drug menace, unemployment, political conflicts, lack of trust among ethnic groups, the biggest issue is the economic instability.

Pointing out that it is impossible to bring economic development in the state by relying only on the funds sanctioned by the central government, he said it is time to take up certain measures to uplift the economics of the state by ways of adding value addition to the local produce and giving emphasis on it.   

To make it possible, there is need of collective efforts and unity among the people of Manipur regardless of religion, communities or sex, he added.

He also suggested that focussing on micro, small or medium industries in the valley districts and focusing on horticulture products in the hill districts will give a big lift in the economy.

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Pointing out that the economic revolution in China was successful when there is equal participation of both male and female in every decision-making body, he stressed the need of having a larger number of females in the decision-making bodies of Manipur.    

The general secretary also pointed out that farmers of the hill areas also play a vital role in the economic development as 92 per cent of the state comprises hills which have varieties of unlimited resources starting from medicinal herbs, aromatic plants among others.

The function was also attended by president of FCSOM Th Manihar; MU assistant professor M Hemanta; DM University assistant professor A Noni; retired Agriculture additional director MS Khaidem; chief of M Ringpam Village Shinglei Eungshungmi; chairman of Heinoukhong Village D Mekha Maring; national scholar awardee S Kenedi; chief of Toland Village Veikholhing Haokip; chief of Sekmai Area Kh Sumsuangir, president of Khoupum Area Rongmei Luphuam  Gaisingongliu Kamei, president of KKYC Telien Ezra Kom among others as presidium members.

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First published:30 May 2022, 5:54 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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