IMPHAL: Government jobs alone cannot solve the unemployment problem, said Textiles, Commerce and Industry Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today. Industrialisation, he said, can help in the fight against unemployment.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the launching of Show-Room of Eastern Sewing House at New Checkon on Thusday Biswajit encouraged entrepreneurs in the State and said increasing entrepreneurs and start-ups mean more employment for the State.
He continued that to encourage entrepreneurs in the State, the present government is providing opportunities to all. He said that the present government has introduced the Start-up Manipur which is providing assistance to youth who have ideas but no investment.
Today, electric cable and power transformers are manufactured at the Tera Urak Industrial Estate, he said.
Highlighting steps taken up by the present government, the Minister also said that the Industry department is providing trainings in different disciplines. He further added that weavers who have Weaver Cards and registered under the Handloom and Handicrafts Delivery Scheme can also apply for looms.
Biswajit also spoke at length about the DDU-JYK scheme and said it is a youth employment scheme, which provides training and job-placement for the youth. SARAS Mela, he said is also held every year. This fair aims at enhancing economy and livelihood of womenfolk. He also spoke on National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM).
The function was also attended by Manipur Small Industries Development Council Chairman P.Loken Singh.