Mannar Divineguma to revive regional industries
Over 8000 visitors are due to attend the Divineguma exhibition to be
held in Mannar.
The show will focus on reviving industries in the region.
Industry and Commerce Ministry sources said that the exhibition would
help families in the area to be self-sufficient and supply farm and
livestock produce at micro level.
The exhibition will be held in Mannar from January 21-22. Officials,
department heads and statutory institutional heads from the Ministry of
Industry and Commerce, Youth Affairs Ministry, Ministry of Traditional
Industries and Small Enterprises (with IDB), Ministry of Economic
Development and Science and Technology Ministry participated in a
Ministry sources said that over 8,000 visitors from the area,
including students are expected to view the exhibition.
Secretary, Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises
V. Sivagnanasothy said: "We expect to create an awareness among village
level families in the area on running cottage industries and facilities
which we offer for micro and medium scale cottage entrepreneurs.
The exhibition will showcase machinery and equipment and we will also
highlight spot in the production process where the machinery comes into
The initial one million home gardens, livestock, poultry, fisheries
and one million domestic economic units targeted under this program as
proposed by the 2011 budget proposals, has now been increased to 2.5
million in the budget proposals 2012.