“Go to village” – a boon to people at grassroots level
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 13, 2018: The third session of the state government’s ‘Khungang Chatse – Go to Village’ mission will be held at various villages across the state on May 15.
The noble initiative of the new state government gives special focus to schemes for social benefit, health and education and identification of left out beneficiaries for inclusion in government programmes of housing and pension etc.
The ‘Go to Village’ mission, a brainchild of chief minister N. Biren Singh, is specifically designed to reach out to the citizens at their doorsteps, explain government programmes and its benefits to the people and ensure timely delivery of services to eligible beneficiaries, redress their problems and queries in a citizen-friendly manner and provide on the spot solutions, on the same day without delay wherever possible.
To assist the villagers, officials of different government departments are deputed at the camps organised on every Tuesday at selected villages of all the 60 Assembly Constituencies. The mission will cover all the villages and urban or semi-urban localities one after another.
Under the mission, the government provides an array of services that include Aadhar service, animal vaccination and treatment, health check-up, opening of bank account/PMJDY and other banking services, issuance of birth/death/marriage certificates, electoral rolls enrolment/correction, distribution of school supplies, distribution of seedlings and samplings/tree plantation, financial assistance to poor and needy widows, pension under IGNDP/IGNOAP/MOAP/IGNWP for old age, disabled, widows, assistance to farmers under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture Department, soil testing and issuance of soil health cards and advise by agriculture department/horticulture department/RKVY officials.
And more importantly, facilities for on the spot verification and application submission for chief minister’s noble initiatives like Chief Minister-gi Hakselgi Tengbang (CMHT), Chief Minister-gi Sotharabasingi Tengbang (CMST), and enrolment of drop out students under ‘Lairik Tamhansi – No Child Left Behind’, are also provided to villagers at the camp venues.
Moreover, applications for Central Government sponsored schemes like Housing under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and getting LED bulb free of cost or at subsidised rate under Pradhan Mantri Ujjala Yojana etc. are also available at these camps.
Apart from it, applications related to land measurements and other land related matters, Ration Card under NFSM, weaver/artisan card and Yarn Passbook under Textile Promotion Scheme, skill development training under MOBC, TA and Hills, Commerce and Industries, Social Welfare, MAHUD, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, skill development training for border villages under BADP, new connection for un-electrified household under Saubhagya, assistance under RKVY, MIDH, Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation, PMKSY for agricultural inputs like certified seeds, green house, poly house, sprayer, pump sets, etc.(Agri/Horti), seedling/samplings for tree plantation, fish feeds, construction of toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, PMEGP Loan, JSY/ JSSK/ RBSK are also made available at different stalls of these camps.
The government officials also attended to community grievances/suggestions/demands such as infrastructure development like water supply/roads/school building/health facility/micro irrigation etc.
Delivery of beneficiary schemes is done on the spot for identified/already selected beneficiaries of the previous year, which could not be distributed last year. For the current year, benefits will be given after verification of forms/ documents, and selection of beneficiaries.
People’s turn-up and participation in this mission is encouraging and immense with the first day (launching day) alone witnessing a total of 60,339 applications.
After he launched the mission at Laphupat Tera in Imphal West district on May 1, the chief minister also attended another ‘Go to Village’ camp at Mongjam village in Imphal East district last Tuesday (May 8).