Fast track courts to be set up for crimes against women, CM inaugurates two day seminar on development priority of Manipur

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Imphal: “Fast track Courts would be set up to tackle the cases related to Crime against women in the State soon,” said Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at the inaugural function of the two day State level Seminar on “Development Priority of Manipur” held at the Jubilee Hall, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. The seminar is organised by Steering Committee, constituted by the Department of Planning, Government of Manipur.

Speaking at the function as Chief Guest, Shri N. Biren Singh said that the sole objective of organising such seminar is to discuss the problems and hurdles which affect the development process in the State so that we could bring out a prospective and positive solution to the problems. Stating that such platform is first of its kind in the State, he stressed that people from different professions including academicians, entrepreneurs, farmers, etc. could share and exchange their innovative ideas collectively to bring development and work towards economic stability of the State.

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Shri N. Biren Singh opined that the government would listen to the opinions or recommendations brought forward during this seminar and will do the needful so as to bring inclusive development in the State. He further said, “To have inclusive development, the ‘Hill Area Development Programme’ would be introduced in Manipur including Assam and Tripura by the Ministry of DONER soon.” Taking firm decision against the drug abuse in the Sate, Chief Minister said that the government is conducting mass drive against illegal drugs and stringent punishment would be given to the those drug traffickers.

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On the occasion, Chairman, Steering Committee, Professor N. Mohendro Singh said, “A structural change is the need of the hour for beginning a new phase of planning and development in the State.”

Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly, Shri Y. Khemchand, Minister for Social Welfare and Co-operation Ms. Nemcha Kipgen, Minister for Tribal and Hill Areas Development Shri N. Kayasii, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Shri S. Rajen Singh attended the function as President and Guests of Honour respectively. (DIPR)

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