Infrastructure development in interior Manipur would foster unity: Biren

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Imphal: Increase in infrastructure development in the interior portion of Manipur with the valley region would foster good relations and respect among different communities, chief minister N.Biren Singh said on Friday.

Biren was addressing a gathering of an outreach programme held at Kuilong-I, Tamei sub-division, Tamenglong district. The programme aimed to provide welfare services to the people’s doorstep.

It was organised by the district administration, Tamenglong. Distribution of assistance under various schemes to the beneficiaries was the main highlight of the outreach programme.

Since its formation, the present government has always aimed for overall development of the state. As such, many development projects had been taken up, including setting up of a police station at Behiang, security barracks at Tungjoy and Dzuko Valley and construction of an entry gate at Jiribam among others, to safeguard the boundaries of the state, the chief minister said.

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Tamenglong which was one of the least developed districts now witnesses development in certain sectors, he said and assured that the state government would send a proposal to the Centre for upgrading the road from Kangpokpi to Tamei and Tamei to Kuilong so that connectivity of Kuilong to other parts of the state gets improved.

Appreciating 21 villages of Tamenglong district for preserving the forest areas and its vegetation, the chief minister announced that one ground would be developed in each village as an incentive under Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission.

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Responding to the memorandum submitted by different organisations, the chief minister assured that office of the sub-deputy collector at Kuilong will be made functional soon and would be upgraded to office of the sub-divisional officer if necessary. He informed that building construction for the primary health sub- Centre would be completed soon and a wellness centre would also be made functional in addition. He stated that a proposal for setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Kuilong has been sent and added that the government would try to set up a 33/11 KV sub-station at Kuilong.

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He assured that he would take up all other necessary programmes for development of the district.

Informing about various welfare schemes of the vovernment, Biren asked the people of Kuilong to avail the benefits of the schemes as certain government departments have set up stalls to provide services during the outreach programme.

Forest and environment minister Awangbow Newmai said the state government under Biren’s supervision had taken up various policies to bridge the developmental gap between hill and valley regions. State’s law and order had considerably improved as the government ensured inclusive development and outreach of governance at the grassroots level, he added

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