Imphal, August 20,
Training Programme on Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme on Essential Oils, Perfumery & Aromatherapy is being underway at MSME Technology Centre Imphal, Food Park, Nilakuthi, Imphal East, Manipur. The training programme was inaugurated yesterday and is sponsored by National SC/ST Hub, Ministry of MSME, Government of India under the aegis of Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), Kannauj and MSME Technology Centre Imphal, Ministry of MSME, Government of India. The training will be concluded on August 24.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the inaugural function, Th. Surendranath, Director, Manipur Science & Technology Council, said that to be a successful entrepreneur one has to have a creative and innovative mind. Productions of items by such entrepreneurs need to retain identity of their product through registration of the product. He further added that registration gives recognition of ownership of the product. Trademark, Patent, Copyright etc. are necessary to protect the rights of the owner, he added.
Dr. S. Yoirentomba Meetei, Project Co-ordinator, MSME Technology Centre Imphal, said that the training programme is to provide skill training to the entrepreneurs, belonging to SC/ST category having potential, to uplift their economic condition. The successful entrepreneurs in turn can provide employment to the unemployed youths, he added. The vision of MSME Technology Centre Imphal is to provide meaningful and purposeful training programme for the entire North-East, he further added.
The training conducted for the 2nd time for the SC/ST category has altogether 30 trainees. The training programme is organized mainly to enhance the technical skills of the youths who have the potential for running small scale industries. The training will focus on cultivation, processing, quality assurance and marketing of Medicinal & Aromatic plants and essential oils. It will also provide guidance to the trainees on availing financial assistance from the partner MSME financial Institutes after starting their business and the mode of earning income through their production.
M.S. Khaidem, Project Co-ordinator, Manipur Small Farmers’ Agri Businesss Consortium, Smt. Salle Ashuii Pao, Deputy Director, Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Imphal, Smt. L. Ibetombi Devi, Manager, National Small Industries Corporation Limited, Imphal and Shri T.N. Singh, Asstt. Director (Stats.), MSME DI, Imphal were present as presidium members of the inaugural function. The function was attended by the staffs of MSME Technology Centre and the trainees.
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