Protect environment to save future: CM

Imphal, September 16, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that protection and preservation of the environment is the need of the hour so as to save our future. This was stated by him at the inauguration of various infrastructure projects/works in Imphal East district today.

Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh alongwith Minister for CAF&PD Shri Karam Shyam, Minister for Tribal Affairs and Hills Shri N. Kayasii, Minister for Forest and Environment Shri Th. Shyamkumar inaugurated Tribal Working Women Hostel, Chingmeirong, Nature Learning Centre & CAMPA Data Centre at Forest Office, Mantripukhri and launched Digital payment Services and National Generic Document Registration System of Imphal East District at DC Office Complex Imphal East.

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function held at Forest Office, Mantripukhri, Chief Minister stated that Manipur will prosper in few years if we work with sincerity, transparency and commitment. With the support of the people, the present government could complete several projects within a short period of time, he added. Stating that government had given loans to 600-700 entrepreneurs under ‘Start up’ Policy, Chief Minister announced that the government would distribute soft loans to various entrepreneurs on 20th September 2019 at City Convention Center, Imphal.

Chief Minister mentioned that ‘Chief Minister Manipur Green Mission’ was recently launched to protect forest and make Green Manipur. A collective responsibility is needed for making the ‘Chief Minister Manipur Green Mission successful, he added. He said that a total of 1400 plant saplings were distributed to the people who turned up to highlight their grievances on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day last month.

Chief Minister announced that the construction of ‘Imphal View’ tower at Langol Hills would be completed soon. The ropeway project to connect Thanga to Chaoba Hilla and Langol to Marjing Hill will also be completed in near future.

Chief Minister also expressed satisfaction that 267 villages of Ukhrul district under the guidance of Tangkhul Naga Long had come forward to set aside 5 to 10 acres of land in every village for forest conservation under the CM’s Green Manipur Mission. Chief Minister said that campaign against single-use plastics has been launched as a part of the Sewa Saptaha and on the completion of 100 days of second term of NDA government. He encouraged people to use paper bags, paper cups etc. instead of using plastic products.

PCCF and Head of Forest Department Shri Kereilhouvi Angami, DC Imphal East Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom, SP Imphal East Shri Jogeshchandra Haobijam, officials of various departments attended the function.

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