Manipur CM inaugurates projects worth Rs 213 crore

Manipur CM N Biren Singh at Chandel on January 15
CM N Biren Singh at Chandel on January 15

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on January 15 inaugurated 10 development projects worth around Rs 126.54 crore and laid foundation stones for 15 other projects which will cost Rs 86.45 crore.

The projects which were inaugurated by the chief minister included Model Residential School at Mantri Pantha, construction of girl’s hostel for minority students at Chakpikarong, upgradation of Phiran Leihao PS to UPS, construction of 150 ft bailey bridge over Chakpi river at Mantri Pantha, retrofitting of water supply schemes at Totun Songjang.

The projects for which the foundation stones were laid included construction of Type-III and Type-II quarters at Chandel police station, Chakpikarong police station and Khengjoy police station, construction of football ground with natural grass at Chakpikarong, government children homes at Chandel, construction of bailey bridge over Maha river at Khuringmul, construction of bailey bridge at Lamphou Pasna over Chakpi River.

Addressing a public meeting after presiding over a cabinet meeting, the chief minister said cordial relations among people come when one respects each other with a thinking of oneness and when there is inclusive development across the state.

He said that his government had always given priority to equal development and self-respect. He recalled that he had highlighted the necessity of a topographical need-based budget to the central leaders, as hills areas require more funds for development activities due to its topography, in contrast to its lesser population. After becoming the chief minister of Manipur in 2017, ‘Go to Hills Mission’ was introduced to know the ground reality of hill areas, he added.

The chief minister said welfare schemes like Go to Village, School Fagathansi Mission, CMHT and others had been taken up after assessing the ground reality and knowing the needs of the people.

Welfare schemes introduced by the central government have been successfully implemented and benefited lakhs of families as the government officials are sincerely rendering their service, he added.

Stressing that the Model Residential School complex was constructed under MOBC at a cost of around Rs 25 crore, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said similar complexes are being constructed at 13 locations including in valley areas, he expressed his government’s commitment to change the landscape of hill districts by taking up developmental activities.

He said the United College, Chandel would be covered under the newly launched College Fagathansi Mission and 8 new classrooms would be constructed with a funding of Rs 2.5 crore.

Biren Singh said the rate of admission and the rate of pass percentage in government schools has increased after the successful implementation of the School Fagathansi Mission.

Expressing his desire to make Chandel a tourist spot and encouraged locals to build homestays, he said the government has no lack of fund for development works and sought people’s cooperation.

Biren Singh said the state cabinet had taken a decision to conduct job recruitment for filling up 50 per cent of the vacant post of various departments. For home department, recruitment will be done for 100 per cent of the vacant posts, he added.

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