Go To Village a step towards inclusive development : Joykumar

Imphal, May 1, 2018 (DIPR): Along with the statewide launch of the “Go to Village” (Khungang Chatse) Mission today, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Manipur Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh launched the mission at Epathoukok Shanglen at Naoremthong, Ward No. 6 organized by the District Administration, Imphal West.

Speaking at the occasion as Chief Guest, Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh said that Go to Village Mission is an initiative taken by Shri N. Biren Singh led Government with an aim to bring inclusive development and reach out to all the people of the State including those who are residing at the most interior areas. The mission will make the people aware of the various welfare schemes and programmes taken up by the various departments of the Government. The mission will help the state make way towards faster and inclusive development, he added.

Deputy Chief Minister further said that various welfare schemes of Government had faced problems in implementation due to lack of awareness among the eligible beneficiaries. However, by delivering doorstep services, the mission would help in identifying the target beneficiaries who could avail the benefits of the various welfare schemes and programmes launched by the Government. The mission would be held on every Tuesday at selected wards of IMC/Nagar Panchayat/Municipal Council/ADC on rotation basis, he added.

He also appealed to the public to approach the officials present at the kiosks of various departments to seek information regarding the welfare schemes and programmes like PMAY(G), UJALA, UJJWALA, Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang, etc.

Assistant Commissioner to DC, Imphal West, Shri Ramananda Nongmeikapam said that the motive of launching the mission was to deliver the service of various welfare schemes to the doorstep of  beneficiaries and the programme would cover every ward of all constituencies.

The function includes distribution of Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, School Shoes to the students of Khamlangba Popular Primary School, Smart cards for Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang and Weaving Card by the respective Departments. Kiosks of various Departments were also opened to facilitate the beneficiaries during the launching of the Mission. Corporator, Members of Ward No. 6, beneficiaries and many school students also attended the programme.

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