‘Manipur could become hub of medicinal, aromatic plants’
Manipur could become a global hub of medicinal and aromatic plants, like Kannauj is famous for its perfume to the world, said director of FFDC, SV Shukla.
He was speaking at the ‘Stakeholders Workshop and Presentation on Government Policies and Initiatives,’ held at Classic Grande Imperial hall, organised by Ministry of MSME, development Commissionerate, TCSP-technology and cluster manager and Kannauj FFDC, MSME, Imphal. He said the medicine plants and aromatic plants which grow in Manipur has the potential to bring revenue into the State.
Mentioning about Kannauj, he said it took 28 long years to reach present stage. Now Kannauj is self sustainable and no need for government support, he said. 80 percent of the total region of the world uses perfumes supplied from Kannauj, he further said. Therefore, whatever medicinal and aromatic plants available in the State can be unique in the global scale, he added.
The dedicated stakeholders can take a chance of making the State a perfume hub, he said. To reach that goal, Kannauj has started training entrepreneurs and students from Manipur. Kannauj will support and cooperate on establishing a centre for medicinal and aromatic plant of Manipur, he added.
Speaking about the workshop, project coordinator of MSME Technology Centre Imphal, Sinam Yoirentomba, said that the Technology Centre Systems Programme is a national programme undertaken by Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises with the assistance of the World Bank. The programme seeks to enhance the technology and skill base of MSME in selected manufacturing industries so as to improve the competitiveness of MSMEs upgraded and new technology, he said.
The programme will connect leading practices that contribute to advanced technology, knowledge and innovation. As a part of this, ministry of MSME has appointed KPGM as Technology and Cluster Manager to support technology and cluster and to undertake technology and cluster development activities. Technology and Cluster Management will support TC-Imphal to develop technological and skill base of MSME and enhance the business opportunities through new market linkages in selected manufacturing industries, he said.
Therefore, today’s workshop is being organised with the objectives to provide an introduction of technology centre system programme and understand stakeholders’ needs, challenges and their expectation from technology and cluster, he added.
Principal secretary of Textiles commerce and Industry, government of Manipur, P. Vaiphei said it is high time to concentrate on the potentials the State has.
The programme was also attended by MSME, Imphal director Taliwati Longchar and TCM technical expert, RS Ragavan, TCM (KPGM), KP Lal.
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