Imphal, April 25, 2018 (DIPR): Forest and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced that the Government of India has released a total amount of Rs 9 crore under the Schedule Caste fund for Andro, Sekmai and Leimaram of Bishnupur district for dairy farming.
Speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of the Torongthel Community Hall in Andro Khunou, Andro A/C, Th. Shyamkumar further said he has sought funds from the Ministry under the Schedule Caste sub plan for the piggery farming in the Andro A/C.
Highlighting the development in the education sector, he said that the Government of India has released Rs 4.75 crore for the development of Andro High School. Stating that for further improvement in the field of education, Centre has granted Rs 25 crore for the construction of model residential school in Andro A/C.
Speaking about the various Central projects undertaken in the constituency, Minister Shyamkumar said that a dam is under-construction at Nungkot, Andro under the Central funding of Rs 13 crore. Likewise, Centre has also allocated Rs 7 crore for the development of the Andro Santhei Natural Park to boost tourism in the area.
Raising concern over the depleting forest covers at various places, Forest and Environment Minister said he plans to undertake tree plantation drive at the necessary areas in Andro A/C during the upcoming ‘Go to the Village’ mission, an initiative under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh which is beginning next month.
Appealing the citizens to build up a society where there is no difference between the hills and the valley and where division between communities, Th. Shyamkumar said the State Government is determined and committed for the welfare of every sections of the society.
Minister Shyamkumar appealed to the citizens of the Torongthel, Andro Khunou to maintain patience and assured that he will take up various developmental works in the area. Assuring to the people of Torongthel that black topping on roads will be done within next 2 months, Minister Shyamkumar appealed for cooperation from every sections of the society in order to bring progress and development in the State.