Senapati and Tamenglong get women markets

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 30, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated women markets at Senapati and Tamenglong district headquarters and laid the foundation stones for different projects.

He along with cabinet ministers, MLAs and high ranking officials went to Senapati district by helicopter and inaugurated Apfii Saliki (Mothers’ Market).

Biren Singh also inaugurated Free Diagnostics Services under and laid the foundation stones of transit accommodation for doctors and teachers for Paomata and Senapati, water supply schemes for Karong and Senapati, 100-bedded hostel and upgradation of eight rooms of Residential School, Bendramai, Model Residential School for Senapati district headquarters and Mini stadium at Senapati, public ground.

Speaking at the function held at multipurpose indoor stadium, Rikhumai Taphou attended by a large number of people, Biren said that soon after the present BJP-led state government was sworn-in on March 15 last year, it decided to construct a women’s market shed each at seven hill district headquarters of the state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of empowering womenfolk. The chief minister recalled that he accordingly announced that construction of the market-shed would begin as soon as possible while speaking at the Barak Festival, 2017. After a little over one a half year, the state government could deliver what it promised on that day, he added.

He further stated that the present government holds people’s trust in high esteem because trust once lost is hard to regain. The government has set a target to complete all the projects except the water supply schemes before the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019. Urging the work agencies and contractors concerned to maintain quality in construction and complete the projects within the stipulated deadline, he then asked them to surrender if they would be not be able to hand over the projects to people on time.

Maintaining that Prime Minister ’s slogan, ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is the guiding vision of the state government as well, Biren said that the new government would demonstrate its performance to the public through visible accomplishments instead of indulging in rhetorical speeches.

Later, the chief minister and his entourage were flown to Tamenglong district headquarters by the same helicopter.

The chief minister dedicated Rani Gaidinliu Women’s Market to Tamenglong public.

There Biren said that construction of Rani Gaidinliu Women’s Market in Tamenglong is the clear testimony of Prime Minister’s high respect to the freedom fighter. He recalled that the Prime Minister once approved the project of erecting a statue of Rani Gaidinliu at Kohima. In Imphal as well, the state government had recently inaugurated Rani Gaidinliu Memorial Complex at Chingmeirong, he added.

The chief minister said the Centre had introduced the Hill Area Development Fund under which Tamenglong would receive additional Rs. 90 crore for developmental activities.

The new state government has been trying to abridge the developmental gap between the hill and the valley. A water supply scheme is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 47 crore to supply drinking water to the public of Tamenglong district headquarters, he added.

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