CM Biren Inaugurates women market at Chandel

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 16, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated newly constructed women’s market at Chandel district headquarters.

This visit was the third visit of the chief minister to the district headquarters and his first visit to any hill district headquarters of this year.

In a function organised by Chandel District Administration at Japhou Bazaar  Biren also inaugurated projects like drinking water revival scheme, boys’ hostel of Maha Union Higher Secondary School and boys’ hostel of Larong High School apart from laying foundation stones for upgradation of Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya and transit accommodations for doctors and teachers for Chandel and Chakpikarong.

Biren also announced that as a part of the Go to Village mission, ‘Go to School’ would be launched soon to provide better and quality education in the state. He mentioned that one school in each Assembly Constituency would be identified for the mission to provide quality education to the students.

He mentioned that to bring inclusive development the state government had urged the Centre to introduce a topographical need based budget for Manipur.

For that Hill Area Development Fund has been introduced by the Centre for the development in the hill areas of the country, he added. Out of 82 districts identified for development of hill districts in the country, Tamenglong district was selected and a sum of Rs.90 crores has been sanctioned for the development of the district, said the chief minister.

He said six small islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are likely to be named after six freedom fighters of Manipur including two Nagas, who were exiled there after Anglo-Manipur War of 1891. He said 16 state natives were exiled to the islands after Manipur was defeated by British forces. As intimated by the authority concerned, the state hovernment had suggested six names for naming the islands after them, he informed.

PWD ministerTh. Biswajit said the present government has introduced various welfare schemes and projects that could not be done in the last 15 years. The essence of doing politics is to serve the people of the State and to bring development, peace and harmony in the state.  He mentioned that various developmental projects would be initiated within this year. The construction of Chakpikarong Bridge would be completed by April this year, he added.

Various cultural songs and dances of different tribes were presented during the function.

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