Imphal: On the 10th day of the session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, the House on Thursday unanimously passed seven Demands for Grants amounting to Rs. 27,435,592,000.
The Demand for Grants include Demand No. 17-Agriculture (Rs.380,47,21,000). Demand No. 26-Administration of Justice (Rs. 104,75,07,000), Demand No. 30-Planning (Rs. 1393,92,08,000). Demand No. 36-Minor Irrigation (Rs. 343,67,00,000), Demand No-39 Sericulture (Rs.32,89,00,000), Demand No.45-Tourism (Rs. 292,70,78,000) and Demand No. 50- Information Technology (Rs. 195,14,78,000).
Policy Cut Motions were raised by MLA of Sugnu AC, K. Ranjit Singh. MLA of Wangkhem AC, K. Megliachandra Singh and Th. Lokeshsvar Singh of Khundrakpam AC on four Demands including Demand No. 17 – Agriculture. Demand No.36- Minor Irrigation, Demand No.39- Sericulture and Demand No.45-Tourism.
Ukhrul AC MLA Ram Muivah, Kakching AC MLA Mayanglambarn Rameshwar Singh and Keishamthong AC MLA, Sapam Nishikanta also gave observations during the policy cut motions in the house.
While giving clarification On Policy Cut Motion raised on Demand No.45 -Tourism, chief minister N. Biren Singh said Manipur has lot of tourism potential. Development of road and improvement of Law and Order is very important in tourism sector. Ten sites having natural scenic beauty have been identified for setting up tourism spot near National Highways. An Apps containing information and guidelines about tourism of Manipur will be made available within twenty days.
While clarifying on Demand No. 36, minor irrigation department, the chief minister said more than 500 ground water drilling pumps have been set up to give irrigation.
He said 200 RLI schemes have been set up of which about 150 schemes is in working condition.
Clarifying on Demand No. I7, agriculture minister Th.Bishwarjit said 22 thousand metric tons of fertilizers have been sanctioned as quota for the state of Manipur of which 11,634.84 metric tons have been already procured. There are 1,95,000 hectares of total agricultural land out of which 9,500 hectares of land are under the MOMA.