GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR
CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL
CM LAUNCHES ‘G0 TO VILLAGE’ MISSION
HUMAN ORIENTED POLITICS IS THE PRINCIPLE OF THE GOVERNMENT: CM
Imphal, May 1, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that ‘human oriented politics’ is the foremost principle of the present government and the government is committed to deliver good governance and to bring inclusive development in the State. This was stated by him at the launching of ‘Khungang Chatse Mission’ held at Konuma Ground, Laphupat Tera Komlakhong GP, Mayang Imphal A/C, Imphal West today.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister said that politicians should refrain from doing politics that affects the lives of the people. We shouldn’t give sufferings and pains to the people of the State, he added. The government doesn’t belong to any political party, it belongs to the people and is for the people. Stressing that the government endorses the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ collective effort towards inclusive growth, Chief Minister said that the government believes in treating everyone fairly and equally to bring inclusive development in the State.
Chief Minister said that the mission “Go to Village” was evolved through a series of discussions and meetings with bureaucrats and HODs of various Departments. Stating that the present government would work for the welfare of the people, Chief Minister mentioned that the government would extend every possible help to uplift the lives of the people. He said that such mission would create an opportunity to build a bright future of the people of the State. Since 1972, there has been democratic elected government, however there has been a minimal positive change in the State, he added. Welfare schemes and benefits meant for the poor and needy people weren’t given systematically for the last many years, he added.
Stating that “Go to Village” mission is being launched simultaneously in 60 villages in all 60 constituencies across the State today, Chief Minister said that under the new mission, the government would identify the eligible and deserving beneficiaries and would deliver government services at their doorstep. He mentioned that a review meeting would be held next week with all the officials to assess the requirements and data collected from the camps. He mentioned that there are 2515 census villages in the State and the data collection of the requirements of such village would be completed in 11 months. He appealed the people of the State to come forward and gain the benefits being provided under the mission. Secretaries, Commissioners, Principal Secretaries and Additional Chief Secretaries have been relieved from normal file works and are entrusted to concentrate mainly to policy formulation and execution of such kind of initiatives.
While mentioning about the alarming rise of stone cases and Cancer among the people of the State, Chief Minister announced that the government would set up a dedicated Cancer hospital and a General Hospital to cope such health problems soon. A high end laboratory would be established to examine the causes of such health problems, he added.
Chief Minister mentioned that the present government has introduced many welfare schemes such as CMHT to provide affordable healthcare, CMST for providing financial assistance to Old aged and differently-able persons, ‘Lairik tamhanlasi’ scheme to provide school uniforms, textbooks etc for school dropout students, Ujwala scheme to provide free LPG connection to women etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Member of Parliament Shri Ksh. Bhabananda said that though village is the backbone of the State, it has been neglected so far by the previous governments. He stated that Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh’s initiative ‘Go to the Hills’ rooted out the mistrust and misunderstanding among various communities of the State. Mentioning that Chief Minister Biren Singh as dynamic leader, he said that ‘Go to Village’ is an innovative idea to deliver government services at people’s doorstep.
On the occasion, Chief Minister distributed welfare assistance to beneficiaries under various Departments such as construction of individual household latrines, soil health cards, paddy seeds, weaver cards, sewing machines, CMST cheques, ULBs for implementation of PMAY(Urban) etc. Chief Minister also inspected various stalls and counters of various Departments and Banks. He alongwith other dignitaries took part in the tree plantation around the Konuma Ground.
Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Shri K. Robindro Singh, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Adhyaksha of Imphal West Smt. RK Taruni, DC Imphal West Ningthoujam Geoffrey, HODs of various Departments, Officials of various Banks and ZP members attended the function.
PN/PRO No: 34 01/05/2018