Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday conferred the Meghalaya Entrepreneurship Recognition Award July 2019 to a woman entrepreneur Wanmon Tang.
Tang who is a resident of Madankynsaw area of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, is the fifth recipient of the Meghalaya Entrepreneurship Recognition Award.
The award carries a cheque of Rs one lakh, a citation and a memento.
She is the proprietor of a local food processing company known as Deisa Food Processing.
Tang’s company produces various kinds of candy, jams and pickles from local organic produce such as ginger, turmeric, wild apple etc.
Moreover, all the processed food products of Deisa Food Processing are handmade apart from carrying organic and locally sourced ingredients.
The Meghalaya Entrepreneurship Recognition Award was an initiative launched by the Meghalaya chief minister.
The initiative was launched with an aim to promote local entrepreneurs to upscale their business venture with active support and collaboration with the Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship.
The fourth recipient of the Meghalaya Entrepreneurship Recognition Award was Bonkey R Marak, the proprietor of a waste paper recycling firm known as Ecocraft.
The third recipient of the award was James Evantis Dkhar, the owner of India’s first Flying8 loom training centre cum production unit in India which focuses on training young unemployed youths to become expert weavers and assisting them to access national and global markets.
The second recipient of the award was Dasumarlin Majaw, the founder of Smoky Falls Tribe Coffee, a firm that popularized Meghalaya’s indigenous coffee produced in various parts of the State
The first award was given recently to Perastill R Marak from Garo Hills, who is manufacturing value added products like chips, juice and cookies made out of locally available fruits like jackfruit, banana and tapioca.
Sangma recently launched a web portal meghamart.com for the entrepreneurs of the state with an aim to showcase and sell their products online.