• Govt Announces Mega Handloom Cluster At Olympics Medallist Mirabai’s Village

    Mirabai won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Women's 49 kg category

    Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal announced that a mega handloom cluster will be set up at the native village of Olympics silver medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in Imphal East district, Manipur.

    Goyal informed that the proposed Rs 30 crore handloom cluster will be built at Nongpok Kakching village to honour Mirabai’s achievement in the recent Tokyo Olympics. She won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Women's 49 kg category.

    He also assured industry bodies of Manipur to further the growth story of the state.

    In an interaction with representatives of different organisations of industry, trade and commerce in the state on Saturday night at Imphal, the Union Minister said, "India’s growth story is not complete without Manipur’s growth story. The Centre is aware of the big challenges in this remote area in the growth of industry, trade and commerce."

    He added, " A lot of efforts has been made and special infrastructural development projects have been initiated for the promotion of industry, trade and commerce in the region including Northeast Industrial Development Scheme and sanctioning of Integrated Development and Promotion of Industrial Projects."

    He also urged the industrial bodies to undertake cooperative ventures and start-ups to promote industry and commercial trade as well as share technology and common platforms to optimise the outcome of the efforts.

    "The Northeast states will be taken care of to go on their own identity and not to rush either to Delhi or Kolkata for every issue. The ministry will make every possible effort so that Manipur gets full advantage of free trade agreement as the state is a gateway to Myanmar and ASEAN countries," Goyal said.

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