STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 3rd Jan:
The state government is planning to set up cold storage buildings in every district very soon for storing the various agriculture and horticulture products produced in the state for which the requisite DPR will be submitted to the central government.
According to reports received from the state commerce and industries department, the state has its own specific industrial policy and the government is trying to implement the policy at its best. According to the draft industrial and investment policy 2017, the state government has identified specific areas which include agro and horticulture based industries, bio-technology and medicinal plant industry, information technology, bamboo product processing, coffee and tea plantation, distillation of oils from aromatic plants, rubber processing, dairy and allied product, meat processing unit and mineral based industries.
The reports further said that a meeting on export strategy was conducted for principal secretaries of industries department of all states with union commerce and industries minister Suresh Prabhu chairing the session on December 22 last. Unfortunately, no representatives from the state were sent to the meeting as the assembly session was going on at that time. Nevertheless, the state would participate in the next meeting which is scheduled on January 8 at New Delhi.
It went on to inform that the state would be able to get the benefits if the over 30 numbers of memorandum of understandings signed with many national companies and investors are implemented.