Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the Apparel and Garment Making Centre in Lamboikhongnangkhong, Imphal today. She also distributed “Pehchan” Identity Cards to some artisans. The Centre consists of one skilling block and two commercial blocks and 300 nos. of machines are installed in the centre.Smriti Irani said that the scheme for identifying weavers was launched on 7th October, 2014 and now more than 2000 weavers have been identified and issued identity cards. She said that the Prime Minister wants to give special attention to NE states for development, the project for installing the centre is Rs 18 crore and it will be beneficial for the state and it was completed within 9 months .
MUDRA scheme is also launched for the direct connectivity of the weavers so that they can be easily identified for International Exhibition.She further added that for textile promotion in the state, the central government has sanctioned Rs.200 crores. The state Awardee will be given Rs.30, 000/- per month to trained weavers, 12 clusters from three districts are selected for Design Workshop training and will be given Rs.300/- per day. The function was also attended by Dr.Th. Meinya Singh, MP,Shri Govindas Konthoujam, Hon’ble Minister, Shri L. Lakher , Principal Secretary and ShriI John B.Tlangtin khumma, Director, Commerce and Industries, Govt. of Manipur and officers from the Central Goverment.