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Indian Planning Commission aids growth of Mizo handlooms
May '13
The Planning Commission of India has directed the government of the northeastern state of Mizoram to focus on development of handloom, handicrafts and bamboo-based industries in the state using locally available resources.
During his meeting with Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, deputy chairman of Planning Commission Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia suggested that Mizoram should provide an investor-friendly environment to industries to promote investments and help generate more scope for employment. 
Mr. Ahluwalia added that focus should be on the small enterprise sectors which include handicraft, handloom and bamboo-based industry.
For the ongoing fiscal year 2013-14, the Planning Commission has approved Rs. 25 billion for Mizoram, including expenditure of development plans for handloom and other small-scale industries.

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