House passes five demands for grants amounting to Rs. 3607,43,36,000

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Imphal, 29th July, 2022 (DIPR): Leader of the House N. Biren Singh today informed the House that from 2017 till 2022 the government is able to contain 193.9Kgs No.4 Heroin Powder, 2690.6kgs Brown Sugar, 1626.5kgs & 225 liters Opium, 10085472 Nos and 542.3kgs of WY Tablets and1108320 Tablets and 22.6kgs Spasmo Proxivon apart from many other illegal drugs.

N. Biren Singh also informed the House that from 2017 till date 697 drug related cases have been chargesheeted, 14 convicted, 1029 cases are pending in the court and 2158 persons are in Judicial remand. A total of 1743 drug related cases have also been registered.

Replying to theStarred Question of MLA Surjakumar Okram,Transport Minister  . Khashim Vashum said that the total number of motor vehicle theft reported in the last 5 years till date is 3519 and the number of recoveries during the said period is 284.  So far 243 vehicle lifters were arrested out of which 94 persons are convicted, one case is under trial, 7 (seven) cases are pending and 3 (three) cases charge-sheeted.

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Answering the question of  Chinlunthang MLA regarding the proposed Tuining-Tuichum Yengkailol and Lenteng reserved forest of Churachandpur district,Forest Minister Th. Bishwajit Singh clarified that initial notification under section 4 of Indian Forest Act 1927 of the two Reserved Forests were issued. Accordingly, inquiries and settlement of rights have been completed by the Forest Settlement Officer (FSO) and submitted settlements of rights reports to the government for issue of final notifications. Further, the forest minister added acquisition of lands was not required as the FSOs have proposed exclusion of forest lands, wherever admitted, after hearing of the claims submitted by the villagers.

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On the 5th day of the ongoing 12th Legislative Assembly,the House unanimously passed five Demands for Grants amounting to Rs. 36074336000.The Demands for Grants passed by the House today include Demand No. 11 – Medical, Health and Family Welfare Services (Rs. 1482,22,55,000), Demand No. 13 – Labour and Employment (Rs. 419,94,50,000), Demand No. 14 – Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills Development (Rs. 723,91,10,000), Demand No. 18 – Animal Husbandry and Veterinary (Rs. 237,87,99,000) and Demand No. 19 – Environment and Forest (Rs. 743,47,22,000).

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Policy Cut Motions were raised by MLAs   K. Ranjit Singh,   K. Meghachandra,   Th. Lokeshwar Singh and   Surjakumar Okram. After giving clarifications by the concern Ministers on the Policy cut motions raised by the MLAs, the House unanimously passed the Demand Nos. 11, 13, 14, 18 and 19.

Leader of the House   N. Biren Singh later introduced three bills today in the ongoing 12th Assembly Election. The bills introduced include The Manipur Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Fourth Amendment)  Bill, 2022, The Manipur Staff Selection Commission Bill, 2022 and The Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2022.

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