Biren distributes 1400 plant saplings
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 30, 2019: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh distributed 1400 plant saplings to people who turn up to highlight their grievances at the Meeyamgi Numit (people’s day) and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the Durbar hall of the chief minister’s secretariat on Friday.
The saplings included Indian Olive (Chorphon), Yellow Myrobalan (Manahi), Arjuna (Mayokpha), Indian Gooseberry (Heikru), Tree Bean (Yongchak) and others were distributed to the people.
Biren appealed the people to plant more trees and nurture them in their vicinity.
People expressed their happiness over the initiative and consciousness of the chief minister towards achieving ‘Green Manipur’ and promised to nurture properly till maturity.
Regarding the Rs.309 crores sanctioned under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund for afforestration efforts and activities to preserve the environment in the state, Biren appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Forest Prakash Javadekar for acknowledging the conservation and protection activities of environment by the government of Manipur.
The chief minister personally attended to around 450 complaints and met nearly 1500 people from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
He told reporters that a special meeting has been convened to discuss the drought like situation in Manipur at chief minister’s secretariat with ministers, MLAs, chief secretary and other concerned officials on Saturday. He maintained that the deputy commissioners have already submitted their reports on the present situation. The government will announce Manipur as drought affected state after the discussion, he added.
Officials of health department and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences were present to attend to the people, who seek medical assistance, reimbursement and health care in government medical hospitals.
Other departments including minority, other backward classes and scheduled castes, social welfare, education (S), Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd. and police were also present to help resolve people’s grievances.
Numbers of differently-abled persons, widows and people belonging to poor families were instantly enrolled under government’s schemes like Chief Minister-gi Hakshel-gi Tengbang (CMHT) and Chief Minister-gi Sotharabashing-gi Tengbang etc. Many educated and skilled youths were also identified to provide soft loans from different banks.