Kullu: Union Minister Virendra Singh on Friday urged the local people of Himachal Pradesh to come forward in promoting the small scale industries so as to strengthen the economy of the state.

Singh was here to inaugurate an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Dhalpur Maidan here.

While addressing the gathering Singh said that the small scale industry is a prospering sector as it is presently providing employment to six crore populace of the country.

Acclaiming the significance of small scale industry the minister said “The sector will generate employment opportunities for the people of Himachal Pradesh.”

Khadi and Village Industries Commission is running training programs to guide people about small scale works including mobile phone repairing, wooden sculpture making and many more related work in Mandi district.