Imphal, Sep. 12 (EMN):With various forms of traditional dances and special number by the noted artistes, people of Churachandpur district accorded a grand civic reception to Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh at Hiangtam Lamka Public Ground, Churachandpur about 65 km south of Imphal on Tuesday.
Thousands of people from different parts of the district converged at the ground to witness the event and accord their warm welcome to the Chief Minister and it was attended by cabinet ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, Churachandpur ADC Chairman and Members, top civil and police officers of the State Government.
It was Biren’s third visit to the district ever since he was sworn-in as the Chief Minister on March 15, 2017.
Addressing the mammoth gathering, Biren announced that the State Government is taking up various developmental works worth around Rs 300 cr. in Churachandpur and Pherzawl Districts besides informing the proposals for various developmental projects amounting to Rs 386 crores for the district.
He also said that all the development projects would be monitored by District Level Monitoring Committees at the district level to ensure transparency and effective implementation.
Regarding the demand for opening of a Hill Campus of Manipur University at Churachandpur, he assured that the matter will be pursued with the central authority,informing that he had already discussed the initiative with the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity as well.
Regarding the demand for setting up of a BEd College in the district, he said that the matter would be deliberated with the Education Minister, political leaders and officials concerned.
He further announced that the Government has a proposal to open a Medical Institute at Churachandpur as well. However, the matter requires approval from Medical Council of India, he added.
Regarding drinking water, he said that the State Government had sent a proposal of Rs. 159 crore to centre’s NLCPR to provide piped drinking water to the people of Churachandpur district headquarters and adjoining villages by using the water of Khuga Dam.
In line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s mission of providing piped drinking water to all the people of the country by 2022, the State Government is putting in effort to translate this mission into reality in the State as well.
The water supply plant at Songtal being developed an estimated cost of Rs 4.8 crore is nearing completion, and another plant is also being taken up under PHED Zone-III of the district at an estimated cost of Rs. 6.2 crore.
The Government would also take up rain water harvesting schemes as a means to resolve the problem of water scarcity, he added.
Confiding that road construction works would be commenced after the rainy season, the Chief Minister said that the State Government had sent a DPR worth Rs. 58 crore to NLCPR for the construction of Henglep road.
The Chief Minister also assured the people of Churachandpur to develop Behiang as the second gateway to Manipur under Government of India’s Act East Policy. The State Government is trying to open a check post in the village, he said and added that Rs. 33 crore had been included in the budget to develop Churachandpur-Behiang road. Biren also said that a DPR is being developed by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited for the construction of a road from Jiribam to Mizoram along the border.
He also stated that Rs. 35 crore had been earmarked in the budget for the StartUp Project for the benefit of youths of the State.
Ministers Th. Biswajit, L. Jayantakumar and Karam Shyam and Hill Area Committee Chairman TT Haokip also spoke at the occasion.
Biren announces Rs 300 cr. for Churachandpur