Smriti Irani to inaugurate apparel & garment centre, Manipur


Union Minister for Texiles  Smriti Irani will be inaugurating Apparel & Garment Making Centre at Imphal, Manipur on the coming Sunday i.e. 27th November, 2016 in the presence of  Shri Okram Ibobi Singh, Chief Minister, Manipur.

The Apparel & Garment Making Centre at Imphal, Manipur has been constructed under the  North-East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) launched by the Union Textile Ministry following the  announcement of  the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The project has been completed by the Manipur Handlooms and Handicrafts Development Corporation (MHHDC).

Under this intervention, each state now has one centre with three units having approximately 100 machines each.

The project is fully funded by the Ministry with an estimated cost of Rs. 18.18 crores for one Apparel Center in each state. The central assistance is towards construction of physical infrastructure, machinery for the units and towards capacity building of workers for a period of 3 years. NBCC, which has been   appointed for the construction of the infrastructure and installation of machinery at the centres   has completed its task  and the machinery has also been installed successfully at all three units.

The capacity building through this centre will include:

Skill development (3 month training for 600 trainees per Centre  @ Rs. 10,000 month i.e. 3x600x10,000), Market linkages (3 domestic exhibitions and 1 international exhibition), EDP programme (1 month training programme per unit), EDP programme (1 month training programme per unit), and Management Support including Design Services (Four persons for three years).

The Manipur State Government has allocated land admeasuring approximately 1.5 acres at Lamboikongnangkhong, Imphal, Manipur for this centre..

Three  operating Agencies have been selected  for this Centre. They are:

Unit 1 – M/s Women’s Worth Organization, Imphal

Unit 2 – Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon

Unit 3 – M/s V.V Enterprises.

Each centre is estimated to generate direct employment for approximately 1200 persons.

The salient  objectives of the project are:

  • Promotion of entrepreneurship in apparel manufacturing
  • Provision of state of the art infrastructure
  • Provision of skill development, market linkage and other services
  • Creation of additional employment.

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