Government will not listen to issues raised by self interest groups: Manipur CM

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on September 28 said that the state government will pay no heed to any obstruction raised by self interest groups while working for the welfare of its people.

Singh was speaking at a loan distribution mela under North East Economic Revival Plan organised by the State Bank of India, Imphal region in Imphal on September 28.

The Manipur chief minister further stated that the government would continue its ‘Go to Hills 2.0’ in all districts of the state and take up developmental programmes to bring inclusive progress in all sectors.

He added that the state government had been concentrating on import and export of certain consumables and had started taking up steps for import substitution to make the state self-reliant.

Singh informed that a combined team consisting of representatives of the state government and State Bank of India would be constituted to conduct a survey on various Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) operating in the state. “The team would collect data and analyse on whether an MSME unit had already availed loan, needed financial support, or advise on what could be done for growth and expansion of the unit,” he said.

Regarding the loan distribution mela of State Bank of India, Singh informed that the target for the same was to provide loans to 10,000 beneficiaries incurring an amount of Rs 22 crore for the financial year and out of the targeted beneficiaries, loan for around 450 had been sanctioned so far.

Stating that the government aimed to provide services for better health of all people, the Manipur CM announced that a scheme for doorstep health testing service would be launched soon. Under the scheme, free health testing service would be made available to everyone and medicines would be provided free of cost to those with minor health problems under Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana.

Apart from this, Ayushman Bharat and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang cards would also be distributed to eligible beneficiaries if they had not availed the same, the Manipur CM added.

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