Huge money drained away from poor state to meet daily requirements: Dr Dabhali
Imphal, Aug 17, 2018: When we analyse the products which the Manipur people use from morning to night, there is hardly any product made by ourselves. A huge amount of money has been drained away from the economically backward state to meet the daily requirements of essential items, said Dr Dhabali Thangjam, MD, Babina Healthcare & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Three new household sanitary products – Yumbi phenyl, Konshine and Cleanext manufactured by The Lois, Manipur, Leimaram, co-founded by Prashant Ningthoujam and Samarendra Shamjetsabam was formally launched today at Manipur Press club. Manipur Times shopping hoisted the programme.
Attending the event as chief guest, Dr Dhabali Thangjam, MD, Babina Healthcare & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd said that the state depends on others for every essential item being used in the state from the morning rise to night sleep, resulting to draining away a huge amount of money from the poor state. If more entrepreneurs are coming up, such money drain can be curbed down thereby boosting up the state economy.
While lauding the Lois Manipur for its courageous venture, Dr Dhabali said, competition with the outside brands/ multinational companies which had already dominated the local markets is not an easy task for the local entrepreneurs.
“We need to capture the local market first. For it, we need to maintain quality in our products, followed by price competition plus wide publicity,” Dhabali maintained.
He observed that coming out of more success entrepreneurs will also help solve the unemployment problem, the biggest headache of the state.
Dr. Dhabali has assured that all the Healthcare and Hospitality units under Babina Healthcare & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. will start to use the products made by The Lois, Manipur.
Dr. Keshorjit Shorokhaibam, MIMS, MU, Business Adviser of Manipurtimes Shopping who graced the function as president said the biggest challenge the local entrepreneurs in the state is marketing.
Almost costumers want the ‘best quality brand with the cheapest price’. Success of local entrepreneurs depend on the people of the state.
We often talk of patriotism or nationalism, but no one is ready to support the local entrepreneurs and use the products made by them. Cooperation and interdependent among us is the need of the hour. If all the people in the state are ready to use the locally made products, our entrepreneurs who are facing market problem will succeed in their venture. Local entrepreneurs should not be considered as profit making. The thing which we should value is their “service”. When we support them, they will contribute to the state after sometime, Dr Keshorjit said adding that entrepreneurs are the parameter which decide the national development.
Naorem Prabin, IAS DC Imphal west said lauded the local entrepreneurs for their venture against all odds.
He advised the local entrepreneurs to maintain quality in their products so as to attract more customers. Local entrepreneurs may face hurdles in their initial stage but they will enjoy the fruit of such hurdles someday.
When the “Make in Manipur” venture is successful, the state will no longer be poor, he said while urging the people to support the locally made products.