Imphal, May 22:
Trade, Commerce and Industries Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh chaired the 64th Meeting of the Board of Directors Manipur Food Industries Corporation Ltd today at the Conference Hall of his New Secretariat office.
Considering the present COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing of hand Sanitizers by MFICL with assistance of MSME-TC was also discussed during the meeting.
During the Meeting, Biswajit, who is also the chairman of the MFICL, highlighted the need of reviving pharmaceutical companies in the State and setting up of a power sub-station at the proposed site for Mega Food Park with cooperation of the Manipur State Power Company Ltd.
Several other agendas discussed during the meeting included proposal of clusters under National Honey Mission, including one cluster each at Ukhrul and Jiribam districts.
Proposals discussed for new programmes to be taken up by the MFICL during the current fiscal year include at least three Food Processing Common Facility Centre (CFC) under MSE-CDP, convergence with MGNREGS for lemongrass and citronella plantation and processing and bulk purchase of lemongrass and citronella oil by MFICL.
Other agendas discussed included Project Management Consultant (PMC), Allotment of land plots in the Mega Food Park, Fixation of development fee and maintenance fee amount of plots on lease for the Manipur Mega Food Park.
Regarding repairing of cold storage in Food Park, Nilakuthi, it was highlighted that there are five normal cold storage chambers and a deep freezer of 60 MT capacity each and a blast. Two chambers of cold storage and main electrical fittings have been repaired and two cold storage chambers have been made fully functional now and it has been resolved that the cold storage facility shall be made open for public use at rates fixed by the company on recommendation of committee constituted by the government.
The meeting was attended by Addl. Chief Secretary (Textiles, Commerce & Industries) Suhel Akhtar and board members of the MFICL.
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