Imphal, October 20, 2017 (DIPR): On the eve of the auspicious occasion of Ningol Chakouba 2017, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today announced a new scheme “CMgi Laiyeng Shen” under the MOBC Department for all the widows belonging to the under privileged sections of society. Under this new scheme each widow will receive an amount up to Rs 15,000 as reimbursement towards medical expenses every year. All the widows belonging to the Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Schedule Castes will be covered under the new scheme.

Biren said that this (new Scheme) is a small gift from the new government to the beloved sisters and mothers of the State on the occasion of first Ningol Chakouba after the formation of new government. He further said that the government has also initiated the process for a health insurance scheme for all the widows belonging to Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Schedule Castes of the State. The premium for the health insurance will be paid by the government, he added. Biren mentioned that the objective of such scheme is to ensure that none of the widow sisters and mothers faces distress at the time of acute need.

On the occasion, Chief Minister also assured to the people that the new women’s markets in the Hill districts which are under construction will be dedicated and inaugurated in January, 2018 as New Year gift to mothers and sisters of Hill districts of the State.

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