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Manipur mulls plan to make school uniforms in handloom

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Dec '19
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Manipur is considering a policy measure to replace fabrics used in stitching school uniforms with the state’s handloom products, chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said while inaugurating the first handloom and handicrafts mall in Imphal East district last week. The mall is being run by the Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation (MHHDC) Ltd.

The chief minister said half of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) business in Manipur is owned by women, while the national average for such figures is 30 per cent, according to a media report in the state.

Manipur assembly speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh said as most handloom products in the state are used by women, MHHDC should come out with a policy to encourage use of handloom products by men as well.

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