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Cabinet approves mission for traditional artisans

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Imphal, Oct. 5: The State Cabinet has decided to launch a sub-mission under the name and style of Mission for Economic Empowerment of Traditional Artisans/Craftsmen (MEETAC) to support traditional artisans/craftsmen of the State.
The decision was taken in the State Cabinet meeting held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in the chair yesterday evening.
The proposed sub-mission will aim at developing the traditional crafts/arts sector of Manipur as per global standards to make it an important spoke in the wheel of economic activities.
It will be implemented under the State Mission on Employment, Housing and Drinking Water for Each Household by 2022 constituted by a Cabinet decision on May 3, 2017.
Textiles (handicrafts/handlooms), pottery, cane and bamboo crafts, jewellery (gold and non-gold), reed craft, stone carving, wood carving, dolls and toys, block printing, terracotta, hand embroidery (Zari etc) and tribal arts/crafts etc. are the some of the listed items which are to be covered under the sub-mission.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to the proposal for identification of 393.64 acres of land in revenue village 91-A Lamphelpat for development of water body by the Department of Water Resources, Manipur.
The Cabinet also approved payment of compensation to 409 victims whose properties were damaged in a mob violence which occurred at Khurai Heikru Makhong in Imphal East District on December 18, 2016.        
The Cabinet also gave its nod to direct purchase of land for establishment of a police station at Behiang.
It also approved acquisition of land for the construction of a new State Guest House and residential complex of Ministers and officials at Mantripukhri in Imphal East District.
The Cabinet also decided to adopt a general guideline for direct purchase of land through Direct Purchase Committee.
The guideline has been framed to do away with unreasonable variation and abnormally high cost in the rate of land for acquisition/purchase in different districts.
The Cabinet also approved 24 days as General Holidays and 17 days as Public Holidays for the year 2018.        It also endorsed framing of Manipur Waqf Regulation, 2017.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to the re-designation of some posts of MHS Grade-II (Allopathy) as MHS Grade-II (AYUSH).
It also approved renaming of the post of Additional Public Prosecutor-cum-Additional Government Advocate (High Court), Manipur as Additional Government Advocate (High Court), Manipur with restrospective effect from 25-10-2016.
The Cabinet also decided to appoint necessary staff for proper implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in the State.

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