Manipur Government Using GIS to Boost Handloom Industry

Manipur Government Using GIS to Boost Handloom Industry

Handloom IndustryManipur Commerce and Industries minister Govindas Konthoujam has distributed Rs 2.6 lakh each to 11 handloom clusters of Bishnupur district. The amount is distributed as the first instalment of the North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme (NERTPS).

The minister also asserted that the present schemes will be strictly monitored by the Ministry by introducing a system called Geographical Information System (GIS).

With the introduction of the GIS, the Ministry will monitor all the activities of the weavers ranging from training and weaving online, he said.

The department also distributed cheque of Rs 26,000 each to every Self Help Group (SHG) which is a cluster consisting of ten Self Help Groups (SHGs).

Regarding this first trial to implement the NETPS scheme in the Bishnupur district, Kamei, he said that if the beneficiaries sincerely utilize the schemes successfully, many benefits will be continued to provide by the Government in the form of instalment.

Handloom products of handloom clusters of Bishnupur were also showcased during the programme.

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