Let us make Manipur a ‘model state’ in the country: Biren

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Imphal, April 5: “Let us make Manipur a ‘Model State’ for development in the country”, said Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday during a meeting regarding the discussion of the ‘Go to the Village’ mission held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat. He appealed to work together towards maintaining transparency to help poor and needy people and bring positive change in the State.
The Chief Minister said, under the ‘Go to the Village’ mission, we would visit every village in each and every constituency of the State. He maintained that infrastructure mapping of villages would be done soon. He directed all the Deputy Commissioners to identify the number of villages at their respective districts. He further directed the DCs to create wide awareness campaigns about the mission in every district of the State. He assured that there would be no financial crunch under the ‘Go to the Village’ mission to bring inclusive development in the State.
The Chief Minister advised the Administrative Secretaries, HODs etc to co-ordinate, co-operate and share knowledge among them to make the mission successful and to bring inclusive development in the State. He informed that ‘teamwork’ is a must to overcome any problems. Sectors such as Agriculture, Power, Education, Health etc. would be given foremost priority under the mission. To make the mission successful, a Committee would be formed with Chief Minster as Chairman, Deputy Chief Minister as Vice-Chairman, PWD Minister as Convenor, MLAs as Members, he added.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister announced that there would be an interaction session cum meeting regarding the ‘Go to the Village’ mission at City Convention Centre, Imphal East on April 8. He further informed that all the Cabinet Ministers, Administrative Secretaries, DCs, HODs and other top officials should attend the interaction programme to chalk out plans for the successful of the mission.
He informed to all the HODs to undertake preparations within this month. The mission would be launched in the first week of May, 2018, he added. Chief Minister assured that the government would provide alternative livelihood to those farmers who were engaged in poppy plantation in the past. He further stated that the government would identify and encourage promising entrepreneurs especially those living in villages.
Biren mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indeed happy and appreciated the efforts and achievements of the new government made during last one year. Various Ministries of the Union Government have also appreciated the efforts of the present government too, he added. Such success of the government was possible with the support, co-operation and blessings of the people of the State, he added. (Agencies)