Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 5, 2018: Chief minister Biren Singh has appealed all to work together maintaining transparency to help poor and needy people and bring positive change in the state, during a discussion meeting with ministers and high ranking officials on ‘Go to the Village’ mission held at chief minister’s secretariat.
“Let us make Manipur a ‘Model State’ for development in the country”, said Biren Singh. He said, under the ‘Go to the Village’ mission, we would visit every village in each and every constituency of the state. He maintained that infrastructure mapping of villages would be done soon. He directed all the deputy commissioners (DCs) to identify the number of villages at their respective districts. He further directed the DCs to create wide awareness campaigns about the mission in every district of the state. He assured that there would be no financial crunch under the ‘Go to the Village’ mission to bring inclusive development in the state.
The chief minister advised the administrative secretaries and heads of departments to co-ordinate, co-operate and share knowledge among them to make the mission successful and to bring inclusive development in the state. Teamwork is a must to overcome any problems. Sectors such as agriculture, power, education, health etc. would be given foremost priority under the mission. To make the mission successful, a committee would be formed with chief minster as chairman, deputy chief minister as vice-chairman, PWD minister as convenor, MLAs as members, he added.
Biren Singh also announced that there would be an interaction session cum meeting regarding the ‘Go to the Village’ mission at city convention centre, Imphal East on April 8. He further informed that all the cabinet ministers, administrative secretaries, DCs, HODs and other top officials should attend the interaction programme to chalk out plans for the successful of the mission. He informed to all the HODs to undertake preparations within this month. The mission would be launched in the first week of May, he added.
He assured that the government would provide alternative livelihood to those farmers who were engaged in poppy plantation in the past. He further stated that the government would identify and encourage promising entrepreneurs especially those living in villages.
Officers gave their suggestions and opinions in connection with the implementation of the mission during the meeting.