Manipur CM presents Start-up scheme funds
Imphal, Feb. 17 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday presented a year-wise report of the funds allotted, sanctioned and utilized for the Start-up scheme.
Responding to a question raised by the opposition MLA O Surjakumar Okram on the second day of the ongoing Budget Session, the chief minister informed the House that a total number of registration under the Start-up scheme since its inception is 5682.
During the year 2017-18, out of INR 3000 lakh allotted, INR 3000 lakh was sanctioned and INR 1009.94 lakh was utilized against amount sanctioned while in 2018-19, out of INR 3000 lakh allotted, INR 3000 lakh was sanctioned and INR 319.07 lakh was utilised and for the year 2019-20, INR 2500 lakh has been allotted, he informed.
In 2017-18 out of 338 target, 312 was achieved; in 2018-19, out of 798, 709 was achieved and for the current year 2019-20, the target 774 is set, he said.
Start-up scheme was launched in March 2018. to enable the youths and unemployed people to take up new ventures.
Replying to another question, the chief minister who also holds Finance portfolio, stated that the total amount recommended by the 14th Finance Commission as post-devolution revenue deficit grant for the period 2015–2020 is INR 10,227 crore.
Out of INR 10,227 crore, he said 10066 crore has already transferred by Government of India and the remaining INR 161 crore is expected to be transferred by March 2020.
For the 15th Finance Commission, he informed that the state has proposed a total pre-devolution revenue deficit of INR 83, 205 crore. As per the year-wise projections of the state government, the proposal for the first year (2020-21) is INR 13, 968 crore.
Meanwhile, Municipal Administration, Housing & Urban Development (MAHUD) Minister Th Shyamkumar informed the House that the Manipur Urban Development Agency (MUDA) under MAHUD has been implementing the Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV), a component of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) since 2014.
Replying to a question raised by the opposition MLA Ak Mirabai, Shyamkumar said the Street Vendors Act has come into force since May 1, 2014. To provide legal protection to street vendors and hawkers, the government has framed the Manipur Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Rules 2016 and the Manipur Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Schemes 2018, he added.
He said that the direction to conduct survey in five most populous towns of Imphal, Thoubal, Kakching, Mayang Imphal and Nambol have been given and for which funds for the have been released.
Thoubal and Andro have completed street vendors survey under SUSV of NULM, he said.
Town Vending Committee has been constituted in Thoubal, Kakching, Nambol, Bishnupur, Andro and Jiribam, he informed.