IMPHAL, JULY 4, 2019 (DIPR): In the 50th Steering Committee of Micro & Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) held on 2nd July 2019 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Dr Arun Kumar Panda IAS, Secretary (MSME), Govt. of India, the Department of Textiles, Commerce and Industry, Govt. of Manipur received final approval of 3 (three) cluster in Manipur namely, Spice and Food Processing Cluster, Churachandpur with project cost of Rs 656.75 Lakhs, Wood Carpentry Cluster, Churachandpur with a project cost of Rs 436.61 Lakhs and Greater Imphal Jewellery Cluster, Imphal East with a project cost of Rs 330.59 Lakhs.
Shri C. Arthur Worchuyio IAS, Director (Trade, Commerce and Industries) and Shri G Kahmei OSD (MSME) represented the State Government.
This is the 1st time ever that the Department has received approval for cluster projects in the State from Ministry of MSME. It will help build infrastructure and machineries which will aid in technology and skill up gradation of the micro entrepreneurs involved in trade. In the long term, these cluster projects will have increase productivity and generate income and resources for the micro entrepreneurs of the State. The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurs, Guwahati will be the implementing agency for the 3 (three) clusters.