Imphal, Sept. 8,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that Manipur is experiencing positive change and progressing in the path of development. This was stated by him at the Certificate distribution ceremony of Bhubon Technical and Skill Development Private Limited, Lamdeng Khunou yesterday.
Chief Minister mentioned that the government has launched ‘Manipur Start-up” scheme to encourage the entrepreneurs of the State recently. A sum of Rs. 30 crores has been earmarked for the said scheme every year. Till now, 334 entrepreneurs have been given soft loans to the tune of 10 crores, he added.
To encourage the educated unemployed youths and entrepreneurs, Chief Minister said that Manipur State Co-Operative Bank (MSCB) Limited has provided loans of Rs. 10 crores to various beneficiaries till now. Under the vision of dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Post Offices in the country would also act as Payment banks to change the banking system in the country soon, he added.
Chief Minister stated that in the last several years, we had a long tradition of being a job seeker not as job creator in the State. The initiatives such as PMKVY mission would encourage and empower the youths by imparting skill based training. He appealed the people not to hesitate to take up any occupation and should give respect to every profession.
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