White paper on works taken up in hill districts will be brought out soon: Biren

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Imphal: “The state government would not tolerate any act of suppression by one community over another, which would hinder the overall development of the state,” Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Friday.

Biren made the statement while attending the second Go to Hills 2.0 programme organized at Konsa Khul of Kangpokpi district by the district administration, Kangpokpi.

The chief minister and his cabinet colleagues were accorded a warm welcome by the people of Konsa Khul Village. Liangmai cultural dances performed by troupes from Khunkhu Village and Makhan Village were also a centre of attraction during the programme.

Inclusive development would only be possible only when different communities residing in the state have respect for one another and grow together, Biren said.

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He assured that a white paper on various development works taken up in the hill districts would be brought out soon.

Regarding the construction of Hill Tribal Chiefs’ Guest House at Palace Compound, Imphal, Biren said the government had procured the required land amounting to Rs 10 crore. The seven storey building is under construction and will be completed within 5-6 months, he added.

The Inter Village Road (IVR) connecting Khunkhu to Langka (around 27 kms) would be constructed under PMGSY with a budget of Rs 12.15 crore. He also announced that Rs 83 lakh has been allocated for the development of the football ground at Konshakhul as desired by the villagers of the area. The site for the construction for Rural Market Shed at Makhan village has also been identified and a sum of Rs 25 lakh has been sanctioned, he added.

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He said around 12,000 families have been electrified, 20,000 families were provided potable water connection, 4018 beneficiaries were selected under PMAY, around Rs. 130 crore has been released under MGNREGA etc. for Kangpokpi district.

Various infrastructure developmental projects had been taken up in the district in the last four and half years including construction of seven bridges amounting to Rs 189 crore, women’s market, three Sadbhavna Mandaps, Transit accommodation for teachers and doctors etc.

Rajya Sabha MP Sanajaoba Leishemba said every people of the state should welcome and support the Go to Hills mission as the mission aimed to bridge the gap between hill and valley regions and bring inclusive development in the state.

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He appealed to all the public to cooperate and support the initiatives of the government so that maximum development could be attained under the leadership of the people oriented chief minister.

Biren inaugurated the Primary Health Sub Centre (PHSC) Langka. He distributed assistances under various welfare schemes to beneficiaries consisting of CMHT cards, PMJAY Ayushman Bharat cards, widow pension cardS, old aged pension cardS, seeds to farmers, knapsack sprayers, sewing machines, walking sticks, hearing aids, water sprinklers, water pumps, educational kits and materials to students, soil health cards and GI sheets among others.

Beneficiaries expressed satisfaction and thankfulness to the chief minister for all his initiatives taken up for their welfare.

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