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Unemployed youth in Manipur benefit from self-employment venture


Unemployed youth in Manipur benefit from self-employment venture

Manipur, Sep 11 (ANI): Once unemployed, these youth in Manipur are now able to lead a decent life after getting associated with the Kanglei Economic Development Organization (KEDO). Established in 2007 by a few unemployed youth at Amyang Leikei in Thoubal district of Manipur, KEDO currently has around 100 volunteers, doing a variety of jobs in and around Imphal city.

The group has taken up a project of vegetable farming at Irang Ahum Fangba at Lilong Arapti with an aim to provide fresh vegetables to the public as well as enable its volunteers to enhance their income. They grow different seasonal vegetables like ladies finger, Lime, banana and cucumber.

Besides supplying vegetables to Ina Market, the volunteers of KEDO are involved in transporting goods and selling a variety of products like tea, juice, corn, and ice cream in the market. The members manage to earn somewhere between from Rs.

4000 to Rs. 20,000 per month.

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