Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that as he assured earlier to the people of the Chandel District, the Imphal – Chandel Bus Service under the Manipur State Transport (MST) would be started from January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day) and the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Health Insurance Scheme for BPL families) would be launched on January 15, 2018 (Meeyamgi Numit).
This was disclosed by him when extending best wishes to the people of the State for the New Year 2018 through some electronic media in the State in the Chief Minister’s Complex today. Chief Minister while appreciating and extending gratitude to the public and CSOs for the support and cooperation given to the new Government once again appealed to all to come to negotiating table before launching an agitation. He reiterated that the Government would always open the door to have dialogues whenever there is any problem/grievance of the people.
Stressing on the Government’s sincere initiatives being taken up and to be taken up towards bringing egalitarian development and corruption free society, Biren also said that a separate Police Station which would deal with only corruption cases of the State Vigilance Commission would be opened in January 2018 for this a speaking order will be issued soon. Another speaking order regarding the conservation and protection of Agricultural lands will also be issued soon, he added.
He also informed that the centre has agreed the proposal regarding Imphal-Behiang road as the 2nd corridor for connecting with South East Asia and the conversion of Singhat to Behiang section as National Highway which would improve the living condition of the people of Churachandpur in general and those living along this route in particular.
He said that, the State is heading towards a totally electrified State with the completion of electrification of 57 villages which are yet to be electrified and which is being targeted to be electrified by March 2018.
He told that toilets will be constructed during 2018 so that every household and community centres will be having toilet facility in the State. Mentioning that the state government is committed to implement fully all the Central Schemes, the Chief Minister also informed that construction of nearly 10 thousand houses under PMAY is being targeted to complete by March 2018. He also said that Construction of Women’s Markets in Hills District HQs would be completed within January 2018 and the work of Tamenglong Water Supply Scheme under NLCPR would start soon.
Under education sector, he said the government would implement soon the Manipur Private Schools (Registration and Regulation) Act & Manipur Private Coaching Centres Act and also instructed the SCERT, Manipur to include local history that narrates the age old relation between hill and valley people in the school syllabus.
He also informed that under the social security schemes the government has been able to provide help to the poor and needy like Chief Minister-gi Sotharabashinggi Tengbang which was launched recently. He also expressed his happiness that with the opening of Fast Track Court for crime against women and Toll free women Help Line number, cases of violence against women would be able to deal with properly and expeditiously.
Expressing his gratitude to the people of the State for giving their faith to the new government which is hardly 9 months old, the Chief Minister once again appealed to continue their support and cooperation in the New Year too and make Manipur a peaceful and harmonious State.