Ibobi inaugurates milk processing plant in Imphal
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, January 13
[dropcap]A[/dropcap] 5,000 litre capacity dairy milk processing plant was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh at Waiview Bhavan, Thoubal Wangmataba in Thoubal district, on Monday.
Young Volunteers Union Thoubal (YVU), an NGO run by energetic youth of Thoubal district, has set up the plant under the motto “Help us to live, we’ll let you live, and let’s live together.”During the occasion, Ibobi highlighted the need for encouraging private entrepreneurships to solve unemployment problem in the state. Ibobi said Manipur will prosper if the number of entrepreneurs puff up which in turn will solve the unemployment problem in the state.
The Chief Minister was optimistic that the success of the new industry will be determined by the height of loss and gain, observing that good and firm relations with farmers are important parts of the plant which is powered by separate power transformers to operate its cold storage for 24 hours. He said sustenance of the plant depends on sufficient availability of fodder to feed milk-giving cows. He suggested that growing plenty of hays in open fields will benefit both the plant and farmers.
Admitting that the major headache of the Government is the growing number of educated youth in the state, Ibobi stressed on keeping up with work culture among the these youth that will certainly bring peace at the end. He said the Government cannot provide jobs to all and hence work culture is the important element in solving the unemployment problem.
Water birds census
In a move to conduct the water bird census of the Loktak area, a motivation camp was held at the Toubul village, about 32km south of Imphal in Manipur Bishnupur district today.
Altogether about 100 representatives of villages in and around Loktak attended the day’s motivation camp. L Joykumar led senior state forest officers including the environmentalists Dr Kh Shamungou and state’s bird specialist RK Birjit gave lecture in connection with the forthcoming bird census which is scheduled to be conducted across 50 selected spots on January 18.
With two individuals at each spots in and around the Lake, it will cover a minimum of around 4 square kilometer area during the census, sources reaching here said.