Imphal: As a part of Go to Hills 2.0 mission chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated various infrastructure projects taken up under different departments in Kangpokpi district on Monday.
The main function was held at Brigadier Thomas Ground.
The projects inaugurated were Pressure Adsorption Swing Oxygen Plant at District Hospital, Kangpokpi; Office of the Champhai TD Block and Bungte Chiru TD Block; Sadbhavna Mandap at Kangpokpi and Saitu Gamphazol; Upgradation of KGBY (eight rooms) at Ekoumullam; School Fagathansi Mission at T. Waichong High School and Motbung High School; Pick up Weir across Kounu River, Kounu Village; Pick up Weir across Haipi Stream, Kharkhola Village; Pick up Weir across Gopibung Stream, Gopibung Village; Oak Tasar Grainage Building at TSF Phaijang; Water Supply Schemes of 12 KLD each at Namthajang, Langdeibung, Ichaigojang, Longa Koireng, Haibung, Khoirok, Lairok Vaiphei and L. Phaijang (Phaijol); Health and Wellness Centres at PHC Kalapahar; PHSC T. Khullen and PHC Saikul; Institutional Building at PHC Saikul; Primary Health Sub Centre at Chalwa; Anti- Natal and Post- Natal rooms at PHC Saikul; Construction of Road from L028- Thayong to Tanthouphai; Construction of Bailey Bridge (120 ft) span over Khujarok River at Tingkhai Khunou and Transit accommodation of teachers and doctors at Kangpokpi.
All communities residing in the state are one irrespective of different cultures and traditions being practiced and added that there shouldn’t be any mistrust and enmity among different communities. As such, the government, since its formation, had taken up the initiative of Go to Hills and Go to Village mission to connect with its people, redress their grievances and ensure equal development, Biren said.
Such initiative would help in restoring the trust among different communities, he added.
He said the government had been able to provide supply of tap water to around 63 percent of the households of Kangpokpi in the last four and half years. Various developmental projects had been taken up in the district even during the hard time of Covid-19 pandemic. Around 22,781 persons had been enrolled and provided Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) card and nearly 2,271 persons had availed the benefits of the card, he added
The government would never go beyond the ambit of the Indian Constitution, Biren said and assured that there wouldn’t be any change in the provision of the Hill Area Committee which was already provided under the Constitution.
He announced that the government would consider construction of a Women’s Market (Ima Market) at Motbung very soon. He expressed satisfaction that 32,327 toilets had been constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission so far. Assuring that the government had always treated all sections of its people in the same way, he appealed to the public to cooperate in development works taken up by the former.
Appreciating the civil society organisations of Kangpokpi for their continuous support towards government’s development initiatives, Biren sought cooperation of the people of Kangpokpi in the construction of Asian Highway so that the construction could be completed soon in the larger interest of the state.
Works minister Th. Biswajit Singh said peace had been restored in the etate with the installation of a new government in 2017 and added that development followed only with prevalence of peace.
Youth affairs and eports minister Letpao Haokip, education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, tribal affairs and hills minister Vungzagin Valte, agriculture minister Oinam Lukhoi, advisor to chief minister (health) Dr Sapam Ranjan, Member of Parliament Sanajaoba Leishemba, MLAs Nemcha Kipgen, Ngamthang Haokip, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, deputy commissioner Kangpokpi Somorjit Salam, SP Kangpokpi Karthik Malladi, top civil and police officials and leaders of civil society organisations attended the programme among others.