CM inaugurates different developmental works
Imphal, March 3, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh dedicated a number of developmental projects to public apart from laying foundation stones of many other works today.
The Chief Minister inaugurated additional structures of Kwakeithel Police Out-Post, Imphal West District Veterinary Hospital at Mekola, Hiyangthang Apunba Community Hall and newly constructed classrooms of Ningombam High School. On the other hand, he also laid the foundation stones of Community Development Block, Hiyangthang Imphal West, Ningombam Kangjeibung Community Hall and new buildings of Young Student Cultural Organisation, Leirenjam Makha, Young Union Club, Phuramakhong Nambul Mapal, Young Welfare Club, Langthabal, Laishram Leikai Community Hall, Awang Konjeng Leikai Youth Organisation, Youth Development Club cum Mini Library and Meira Shang, Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai, Terakha Chaokhat Thourang Nupi Lup, Malom Tulihal Makha Leikai, Pioneer Club, Langthabal Lep Mayai Leikai, Naharol Yaipha Lamjingkol Club, Irom Leikai and Multipurpose Club, Hiyangthang Maning Leikai.
Speaking at a combined public gathering organised by the State Government at Ningombam High School Ground, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the prime objective of the State Government is to eradicate poverty to maintain equality in the State. Earlier/past systems of governance and administration should be rectified and changed to achieve this objective, he observed.
The new State Government has taken up various steps towards achieving the target, he said adding that after oneness and brotherhood between hill and valley people was restored with the initiation of ‘Go to Hill’ mission, the State Government launched ‘Go to Village’ mission to bring governance and benefits under different welfare schemes of the Government to doorsteps of the people. Moreover, the mission enabled the Government to understand people’s woes, needs and grievances by directly interacting with them, the Chief Minister said.
With the launching of Chief Ministergi Hakshel-gi Tengbang and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat), the Chief Minister said, the Government is now able to wipe off tears of thousands of needy people, who could not get health treatment earlier due to poverty. It won’t be wrong to state that the State has witnessed a huge developmental change in the past two years, Shri N. Biren Singh said.
People used to wait for the concerned Government officers and staff in different offices earlier. Now, these Government employees come on their own to the doorsteps of people to help them after the launching of ‘Go to Village’ mission, he said. People nowadays get gas and electric connections without any hassle. The Chief Minister also said that students would now get modern quality education in Government schools as well free of cost as ‘School Fagat Hansi’ mission is coming up soon.
Maintaining that the present Government does what it had promised, the Chief Minister said that construction of women’s markets in hill districts, revamping Imphal-Jiri road and Imphal-Moreh road, launching of helicopter service and revival of Manipur State Transport are some of good examples.
The Chief Minister also said that around 345 entrepreneurs were benefited in the first phase of Manipur StartUp and around 455 are likely to be selected in the second phase as well. To further improve the rate of self employment, the State Government had provided bank loans to many skilled and educated individuals and SHGs, he added. The Chief Minister also informed the gathering that towards achieving the ambitious objective of enhancing fish production and making the State self-sufficient in fish production, the State Government had started providing loans to 239 fish farmers in the first phase apart from launching Loktak Livelihood Mission.
Speaking at the occasion, Works Minister Shri Th. Biswajit said that the Government would try to complete the ongoing construction of foot over bridges at various pockets of Imphal as soon as possible. He also said that re-structuring of traffic roundels at Nityaipat Chuthek, Kangla western gate and Khongnang Ani Karak is going in full swing to ease traffic congestion. Stating that the State has seen remarkable improvement in road connectivity in the past two years, the Minister said that Imphal-Jiri road, Imphal-Moreh road and various other important roads of the State had been revamped.
Among others, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Shri H. Dingo, Yaiskul AC MLA Shri Th. Satyabrata, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC MLA Shri S. Subhaschandra, Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) Chairperson Smt. M. Binota, Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd. Managing Director Shri C. Doungel, Secretary to CM Shri N. Geoffrey, Imphal West DC Shri N. Praveen, Education (S) Director Shri Th. Kirankumar and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Services Director Shri H. Chaoba also attended the function.
Later, the Chief Minister also distributed CMHT, Ayushman Bharat and weavers’ cards to selected beneficiaries apart from giving away embroidery sewing machines to some beneficiaries. Shri N. Biren also feted Shri Yambem Gobin of Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai, who has entered the Guinness World Records for his feat of 275 alternate elbow strikes in 1 minute at the function.
Health Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar and Forest and Environment Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar were also present at the inauguration of Kwakeithel Police Out-Post while Veterinary and Husbandry Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian also attended the inauguration ceremony of Imphal West Veterinary Hospital.