Manipur girl innovator to make masks from lotus stem : The Tribune India

2020/09 29 07:09

Imphal, September 29

A 27-year-old girl innovator from Manipur’s Bishenpur district who has made thread and fabric from lotus stem is now working to make masks from the stalk of the identical plant.

Tongbram Bijiyshanti, a resident of Thanga Tongbram locality within the neighborhood of the state’s well-known Loktak lake, instructed PTI that she together with 15 ladies are concerned within the mission and is coaching 20 extra ladies.

Lotus crops develop in giant numbers in Loktak lake.

Bijiyshanti stated she made thread and fabric from lotus stem for her start-up programme in 2018-19. Her product was despatched to a Gujarat laboratory which gave the inexperienced sign for it.

A Botany graduate, she stated: “I researched on the manufacturing methodology largely from the web and acquired into the sector again in 2017-18, when a trainer of mine instructed me to provide you with an concept to function a supply of dwelling.” Eldest of three siblings, Bijiyshanti stated her group is at present concerned in producing conventional males’s scarf and necktie.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the progressive efforts of Bijiysanti in his Mann ki Baat radio programme.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has additionally appreciated the progressive efforts of Bijiyshanti to make thread and garments from lotus stem.

“In #MannKiBaat, Hon’ble PM @narendramodiji appreciated the ennovative efforts of Ms Bijay Shanti from Manipur who’ve launched a start-up to develop thread from Lotus stem, & that her efforts & improvements have opened new avenues within the fields of lotus farming & textile,” the chief minister tweeted.

The chief minister stated Bijiyshanti’s start-up to develop thread from lotus-stem have opened new avenues within the subject of lotus farming and textile.

Garments made out of lotus stem are in excessive demand in overseas nations. PTI

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