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Taste of Manipur chillies

Commerce and Industries Minister  Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurated the VIII Sirarakhong Hathei (Chilli) Phanit on Wednesday at the Sirarakhong Village and ensured all forms of assistance from the Government to the chilli growers.

Addressing the formal inaugural function,  Biswajit encouraged the chilli growers to work harder, and said, he will certainly discuss with the Chief Minister ways to promote the festival, increase production of the chilli and provide a market.               

Minister Biswajit also spoke on the feasibility of producing hybrids of the chilli. He continued the failure of the concern to open a Common Facility Centre (CFC) for chilli yet is unfortunate and that the CM will be apprised of the issue and to look into what the KVKs, ICAR have been doing so far.

He said that, he will discuss with the Chief Minister the issue of promoting the festival by organising it at the State level as an encouragement to the chilli growers and improve production which will eventually improve the State’s economy.

Explaining on the need to encourage the farmers, he said, we have to give priority to items produced in the State. 

He said there will be peace only when people start trusting one another. We can achieve this trust only when people start communicating with each other, he said and added, that we should forget and forgive past mistakes.          

The Minister also said that the government is committed to achieve 1.5 lakh employment generations in a year in the State under the various government departments.

The inaugural function was also attended by Keirao MLA L Rameshwor Singh among others.

The festival organized with an objective to promote the indigenous variety of Shirarakhong chili will continue till September 8, 2017. The first day of the festival was also attended by people from various parts of the State.

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