Imphal, October 20: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh today handed over loans of Rs. 46, 50,000 to nine skilled self-employed persons from different districts at chief minister’s office.
The beneficiaries were selected from among those who pleaded for financial assistance during, Meeyamgi Numit’or People’s Day held on 15 of every month and Hill Leaders’ Day after Biren Singh took the chief minister’s office.
The assistance ranges from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 10 lakh was provided through Manipur State Co-operative Bank Limited.
Out of these nine persons, three are from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tengnoupal districts.
National awardee in Pottery, Machihan Sasa of Longpi Kajui village, Ukhrul district and mobile phone mechanic Nongmeikapam Suvangko of Samurou Mayai Leikai, who is a differently-abled person, were also included among the beneficiaries.
Biren Singh interacted with the chief beneficiaries and expressed pleasure for the government has been able to identify the needs of the public and actual concerns through Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day.
The Hill Leaders’ Day has also been observed on 10 of every month, specially to listen to the grievances of the and need of the tribal people.
Biren Singhb asked the loanees to repay loans regularly and maintain good relation with the bank so that they may avail bigger loans in future.
Stating that some of the banks deny loans to deserving persons, the chief minister said that the new Government has started withdrawing money from such banks.
He opined that banks should give loans to needy but deserving persons instead of helping the well-to-do section alone.