Imphal, Aug. 8: In a move to unleash the potential, talents and entrepreneurship skills of Manipur, state Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the Manipur Startup Conclave 2018 held at the City Convention Centre in Imphal.
The scheme is proposed to be implemented with a financial assistance of INR 150 crores in the next five years starting from 2017.
Out of the total 334 start-up/beneficiaries, 29 start-ups were selected under Revenue Stage Start-Up, 200 in beneficiaries in Idea Stage and 105 beneficiaries in
Entrepreneur Support Scheme category.
Addressing the conclave, Singh assured that the government would extend every possible help to nurture and support those promising entrepreneurs of the state.
The government would always be there to hear the grievances of the people and ready to solve any problem in the state, he added.
He mentioned that every state has its own problem/issue and there is no state or country without having a single problem.
Appealing to refrain from the culture of calling bandhs and blockades in the state, Singh urged the people of the state to give a chance to the present government to take Manipur to new heights.
Mentioning about the frequent bandhs and blockades in the last few months, he said that presently, many are reluctant to set up their business in the state due to the situation.
Everyone has the right to protest in a democratic and systematic way in this country; however it shouldn’t affect the lives of the common people.
Stating that the Supreme Court of India had declared bandhs as ‘unconstitutional’, he stated that the state government will discuss the possible way of taking up the legal course of action against those who are responsible of imposing bandhs and blockades in the state.
Highlighting that it is a historic day for the state of Manipur as we witness the roll out of an ambitious program “Start-Up Policy” and opening of road route for immigration flow between India and Myanmar at Moreh, he stated that the Manipur Start-Up Policy would nurture and encourage start-ups and Entrepreneurs in job creation and economic growth in the state.
In his presidential address, Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh stated that today is indeed a watershed in the history of Manipur. He mentioned that the future economy of the state depends on the entrepreneurs of the state.
Cabinet Ministers, Chairman Manipur Pollution Control Board L Radhakishore, Deputy Chairman Manipur Planning Board S Rajen Singh, MLAs, Chief Secretary, Head of departments of various Departments, officials of Bank of Baroda attended the function wherein a brief presentation of six selected successful Start-up were showcased.
The dignitaries also distributed the grants and sanction letter to be borne by the state government to the selected start-ups and entrepreneur under the scheme.