Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday laid foundation stones for three Ima markets which are to be constructed at Bishnupur, Moirang and Nambol.
Biren also laid the foundation stone for the construction of a cold storage and collection unit at Khoijuman, Bishnupur District. Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd. (MPHC Ltd) is the agency for the construction of the three women’s markets and the cold storage.
The construction of women’s market and cold storage were taken up in line with the state government’s mission of inclusive development.
Assuring that that the construction would be completed within six months, he asked MPHC Ltd to start the construction as soon as possible.
He said the cold storage would facilitate the vegetable producers as their excess produce could be kept at the cold storage and could be saved from wastages.
He informed that the state government had proposed a comprehensive policy for development of Loktak lake. To facilitate commuters while visiting Loktak lake, the road from Imphal to Moirang covering a distance of around 51 kilometers would be widened and upgraded to double lane, he added.
He appealed to the residents residing along the roadside to take into consideration the state government’s plan to widen the road while constructing any structure along the roadside to avoid damage in future.
Maintaining that law and order of the state had been considerably improved since the formation of new government, he said that women of the state could now give more emphasis on bringing up their children in right direction and contribute more in the improvement of the state’s economy as women had been playing a key role in growth trend of the state.
The state government in its yearly plan had included construction of women’s market at Kamgjong, Kanglatombi, Noney, Pallel, Pherzawl, Sekmai and Tengnoupal apart from the three markets for which the foundation stones were laid.