IMPHAL | Dec 31
Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today said that as he assured earlier to the people of the Chandel district, the Imphal-Chandel Bus Service under the Manipur State Transport (MST) will be started from New Year day onwards and the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Health Insurance Scheme for BPL families) will be launched on coming ‘Meeyamgi Numit’, which is on January 15, 2018.
The chief minister was disclosing his new initiatives while extending best wishes to the people of the state for New Year 2018 through electronic media at CM’s Complex today. While extending his gratitude to public and CSOs for their cooperation to the new government, N. Biren appealed the people to come to the negotiating table before launching an agitation. He reiterated that the government would always open the door to have dialogues whenever there is any problem or grievance of the people.
Stressing on the government’s initiatives so far and more to be taken up towards bringing egalitarian development and corruption free society, N. Biren said that a separate Police Station which would only deal corruption cases of the State Vigilance Commission would be opened in January 2018. Another speaking order regarding the conservation and protection of Agricultural lands will also be issued soon, he added.
He also informed that the centre has agreed the proposal regarding Imphal-Behiang Road as the 2nd corridor for connecting with South East Asia and the conversion of Singhat to Behiang section as National Highway which would improve the living condition of the people of Churachandpur in general and those living along this route.
The state is heading towards a totally electrified state with electrification of 57 villages and more to be electrified by March 2018, added N. Biren.
He told that toilets will be constructed during 2018 so that every household and community centres will be having toilet facility in the state. Mentioning that the state government is committed to implement all the Central schemes, the CM also informed that construction of nearly 10,000 houses under PMAY is being targeted to complete by March 2018. He continued that construction of Women’s Markets in Hills districts would be completed within January 2018 and the work of Tamenglong Water Supply Scheme under NLCPR would start soon.
Under education sector, the CM said the government would implement soon the Manipur Private Schools (Registration and Regulation) Act and Manipur Private Coaching Centres Act. He also instructed the SCERT, Manipur to include the history of Manipur in the school syllabus that narrates the age old relation between hill and valley people.
Biren also informed that under the social security schemes, the government has been able to provide help to the poor and needy under Chief Ministergi Sotharabashinggi Tengbang, which was launched recently. He also expressed his happiness that with the opening of Fast Track Court for crime against women and Toll free women Help Line number, cases of violence against women would be able to deal effectively.
Expressing his gratitude to the people of the state for giving their faith to the new government which is hardly nine months old, the CM once again appealed to continue their support and cooperation in the coming year too and make Manipur a peaceful and harmonious state.
Source : Imphal Free Press