Need to revive pharmaceutical...

Imphal, May 22
Trade, Commerce and Industries Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh chaired the 64th meeting of the Board of Directors Manipur Food Industries Corporation Ltd at the conference hall of his New Secretariat office today.
Considering the present COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing of hand sanitiser by MFICL with assistance of MSME-TC was also discussed during the meeting.
During the meeting, Biswajit, who is also the Chairman of the MFICL, highlighted the need of reviving pharmaceutical companies in the State and setting up of a power sub-station at the proposed site for Mega Food Park with cooperation of the Manipur State Power Company Ltd.
Several other agendas discussed during the meeting included proposal for establishment of clusters under National Honey Mission, including one cluster each at Ukhrul and Jiribam district.
Proposals discussed for new programmes to be taken up by the MFICL during the current fiscal year include establishing at least three Food Processing Common Facility Centres (CFCs) under MSE-CDP, convergence with MGNREGS for lemongrass and citronella plantation and processing and bulk purchase of lemongrass and citronella oil by MFICL. Other agendas discussed included Project Management Consultant (PMC), allotment of land plots in the Mega Food Park, fixation of development fee and maintenance fee amount of plots on lease for the Manipur Mega Food Park. The meeting was attended by Addl Chief Secretary (Textiles, Commerce & Industries) Suhel Akhtar and board members of the MFICL. DIPR