Ima Keithel – Asia’s Largest Women Run Market in Manipur

    This 500 year old market “Ima Keithel” in Imphal Manipur is Asia’s Largest Women Run Market where a man can buy but can never sell. In Manipuri, Ima means mother and Keithel means market. This market which is run by only married woman has 4000 shopkeepers. It is run by only married woman as because the Manipuri men spent months on the battlefield and the woman took it upon themselves to sustain the families . The Shopkeepers earn between Rs. 73K & 200K Annually. The anuual turnover of the Mother’s Market is Rs. 40-50Crs.

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