Biren launches third session of Go to Village mission

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 15, 2018:  Chief minister N. Biren Singh today launched the third session of ‘Go to Village” mission at Wangoi in Imphal West where he distributed benefits under different social security schemes to selected beneficiaries.

Around 80,000 applicants were received on the inaugural day of the ‘Go to Village’ throughout the state. Out of which, around 40,000 grievances were delivered on the same day. The second edition of ‘Go to Village’ mission camps were held at 52 villages across the state last Tuesday. Around 68,000 applicants were received and out of which 38,000 grievances were resolved on the spot, said the chief minister.

He mentioned that a committee would be constituted to gather ground reports of the people’s grievances and expectations.

Now, under the mission, most of the government services are being delivered at the doorsteps of the people. Such mission is one of the steps to make Manipur a corruption free society, said Biren Singh.

He said the newly launched ‘Lairik Tamhanlasi’ scheme would encourage those students who are enrolled in government schools to get education by providing the cost of admission, examination and tution fees, uniform and text books the students, he added.

He said bathrooms and toilets especially for women and girls would be constructed near village ponds in every villages of the state. For this a budget of Rs. 3.5 lakhs would be allocated for such construction in each and every village, he added.

More than 25 different government departments including agriculture, fishery, handloom and handicrafts, education opened booths to address people’s grievances at the camp. Biren Singh personally inspected the booths at the camp. He directed the officials of the Indian Oil Corporation to provide gas connection to the 50 eligible beneficiaries on the spot.

Minister for CAFand PD Karam Shyam said the mission is first of its kind in the entire country. Such mission would definitely contribute in bringing a positive change and achieving good governance in the state, he added.

The third session of the state mission was also held at different villages including the mission camps held at Daili, Phyapou and Lower Kalapahar villages in Kangpokpi district and at Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Imphal East. Social welfare and cooperation minister, Nemcha Kipgen, attended the Kangpokpi camp, and in Imphal East camp rural development and Panchayati Raj minister Th. Biswajit Singh, led the camp.

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