Imphal: Manipur has been changed in the past six years of BJP government, said chief minister N. Biren Singh during the celebration function titled “Emerging Manipur 2023”, organised by the Planning department, Manipur at City Convention Centre, Imphal on Saturday.
In the annual state of the States Survey 2022 carried out by India Today Group, Manipur won the Most Improved Small State Overall after its performance in eight out of 12 categories – economy, infrastructure, agriculture, health, governance, entrepreneurship, tourism, and cleanliness. This is the third consecutive year that Manipur ranked the top slot among the small states in the country.
Biren said such a feat is the achievement of all the officials who had worked selflessly with dedication and the people of the state who incessantly support the government. The government is implementing numerous developmental projects for the welfare of the people in various sectors like construction of roads, tourist attractions sites, reforesting of the deforested hills. Solution to a problem can be achieved through collective and dedicative efforts, he added.
Highlighting the problems caused by deforestation, h2 asked the police and forest department not to spare anyone found guilty of destroying the forest by cultivating poppy plants.
The priority of the BJP 2.0 government is to provide super specialist doctors in every hill district hospitals. Any serious case would be treated at these hospitals, he said. He mentioned that Tele-ICU Hub has been inaugurated and most of the district hospitals in the far-flung areas are equipped with it and can perform complicated operations, treat critically ill patients with the help of super specialist doctors.
To promote sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities in the state of Manipur, Biren launched the Manipur Start Up 2.0 during the event.
He also honoured the chief secretary, DGP, head of departments, DCs, SPs with citation and gifts.
Biren led government has implemented various welfare schemes, citizen centric initiatives such as Go to Village, Go to Hills, Meeyamgi Numit, Hill Leaders’ Day, CMHT, CMST, CM Health for All (CMHA), Sub-Division Development Monitoring Mission, CM Da Haisi and War on Drugs etc.
The government is implementing Externally Aided Projects (EAP) worth Rs 5712 crore and has another Rs 9141 crore worth projects in the pipeline.
Short films on Manipur’s Achievements and Tele-ICU & CMHA were screened during the function. Chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar and DGP L.M. Khaute made a detailed power presentation on various development projects and law and order improvement in the state.
Cabinet ministers, Rajya Sabha MP, MLAs, top civil and police officers, DCs and SPs of different districts and other dignitaries attended the function.