Imphal: Go to Village 2.0 for Bishnupur district was inaugurated on Friday at Ngaikhong Khunou playground, Oinam AC.
The programme will continue till November Sunday.
Around 68 stalls from 33 departments including banks had been set up at the venue to provide services to the people of the district.
The Go to Village mission, which is an initiative of chief minister N. Biren Singh led government to ensure delivery of services and benefits of welfare schemes at the people’s doorstep, was put on hold for some period due to Covid-19 pandemic. The mission has been revived as Go to Village 2.0 as the rate of infection of the virus had shown a declining trend.
Biren said the central government, taking note of the hardship faced by many citizens of the country during the pandemic, had decided to extend distribution of free ration under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMKGAY) till March, 2022.
He appealed to the people of the district to avail maximum benefit from the programme by visiting each stall and gathering information of different schemes.
He announced that the youth affairs and sports department is in process to improve the infrastructure of Ngaikhong Khunou playground.
During the programme, benefits under different welfare schemes including CMHT cards, hearing aids, free ration under PMGKAY, Smartphones under Chief Minister’s College Maheiroi e-Support Scheme, LPG connections under Ujjwala scheme, Old Aged Pension and Widow Pension scheme among others were distributed to the beneficiaries.
Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda, minister of state in the ministry of social justice and empowerment Pratima Bhoumik, Manipur works minister Th. Biswajit, education minister S. Rajen, agriculture minister Oinam Lukhoi, CAF and PD minister Thokchom Satyabrata, Assam’s housing and urban affairs minister Ashok Singhal, MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs, Pradhans, members of Zila Parishads, administrative secretaries and other officials attended the programme among others.