Imphal, Feb 5:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today launched Process Food Products under the brand MANIFRESH under the scheme Value Chain Marketing of Quality Local Horticulture Products through Brand Building Initiatives. The launching program was held at Darbar Hall, Chief Minister’s Secretariat under Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Government of Manipur.
Addressing the formal function, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that Manipur is passing through troubled times, even then we have to continue working towards development.
We will meet all crises, and at the same time we cannot cease developmental works, he said.
Today the government has set up cold storages in the State, he said, stressing on the importance of reducing wastages of locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Highlighting implementation of Vocal for Local in Horticulture department and TRIFED in Forest department, the Chief Minister stressed on the assistance provided to the various individuals and SHGs under these missions and schemes.
He further expressed satisfaction with the improvement in packaging and said today local products are being exported.
N. Biren Singh also spoke of various schemes like Start-Up, One Family One Livelihood are successfully implemented for promotion, support and assistance of entrepreneurs, SHGs in the State.
He further assured all possible help and assistance to the entrepreneurs of the State.
The formal function was attended by Minister Awangbou Newmai, Minister Thounaojam Basanta Singh, MLA Kh Ibomcha, MLA Sapam Kunjakeswor, MLA M Rameshwar, Commissioner Horticulture T. Pamei, officials of the department and entrepreneurs.
During the programme, the entrepreneurs whose products were launched today also thanked and expressed gratitude to the government and the department for providing the needed assistance. The products launched today included Kachai lemon tea, Dehydrated Pineapple, Sirarakhong flakes, Sirarakhong powder, Sirarakhong whole dry,Dry Cake, Lotus tea, Lotus incense tea, Thambou chips, Thambou seasoning, Garcinia powder, Amla powder, Chakhao ladoo, Chakhao cookies, Ragi gulla, Chakhao bujiya, Brocco-kies, Indian pennywort tea, Orange jam, Garcinia Osmo-air dried, Banana Brew, Passion fruit Brew, Rhododendron Brew, Khasi cherry Brew, Plum Brew, Kiwi Brew, Wild olive Brew, Peach Brew, Wild apple Brew, Pineapple Brew, Mushroom Brew.