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Manipur ginger fest concludes
Correspondent
 IMPHAL, April 21 - The first ever State-level Ginger Festival-cum-Business Summit, which was inaugurated at Parbung in Pherzawl District on Friday, concluded today.

Cultural show, products exhibition, seminar, workshop, musical nights, etc., were the highlights of the two-day festival.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Power Minister Th Biswajit, Forest and Horticulture Minister Th Shyamkumar, Manipur Tribal Development Corporation (MTDC) Chairman and Thanlon MLA Vungzagin Valte, Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu and other high-ranking officials of the State Government also attended the inaugural function.

In his speech on Friday, the Chief Minister announced that a ginger processing unit with a solar drier system and packaging facility would be set up at Parbung as his Government has earmarked Rs 75 lakh for ginger farming on 200 hectares of land under Mission Organic in the area. A sum of Rs 10 crore has been earmarked to construct cold storages at 13 places in the State.

Forest and Horticulture Minister Th Shyamkumar said that the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department has been working closely and in better coordination with the people of different districts under the new Government.

Churachandpur DC awarded: Deputy Commissioner Shyamlal Poonia of Churachandpur district was awarded the Excellence in Public Administration Award during the 12th Civil Services Day held at the conference hall of the Secretariat, South Block, on Saturday.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh presented the award in presence of the top brass of the State Secretariat and other higher-ranking police officers.

Singh also feted the Executive Engineer of the Manipur Police Housing Corporation, Ningombam Romedy Singh, and the Special Class Contractor of the Manipur Police Housing Corporation, H Muan, for completing construction of Nute Bazaar (Women’s Market) in Churachandpur district within four months.

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