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Continuing with the state government’s ‘Go to Hills’ mission, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh made his maiden visit to Kamjong district headquarters along with his cabinet ministers on Friday.
During his visit, the Chief Minister inaugurated 14 developmental projects worth Rs 2370.03 lakh. He also laid the foundation stones of 10 works worth Rs 6780.93 lakh.
Addressing the gathering, N. Biren Singh stated that the ‘Go to Hills’ Mission was introduced in March 2017 to achieve equal development in all parts of the state, providing equal opportunity to all the people and retain mutual respect among them.
The CM informed that the centre introduced the Hill Area Development Programme (HADP) at his plea.
Stating that Tamenglong and Noney districts had received Rs 90 crore under the programme last year, Singh said that he had written to the centre to implement the programme in other hill districts of Manipur as well.
In the education sector, he announced that Kamjong High School would be upgraded to Higher Secondary apart from setting up a college at the earliest.
The Manipur CM further said that up-gradation of Kamjong CHC to District Hospital had already been included in the proposal for funding under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS).
Opening of Primary Health Sub-Centres (PHSCs) at Nambisha, Tangkhul Hundung and Ningthi had also been approved, the Chief Minister said adding that Samphung PHSC would also be upgraded to Public Health Centre (PHC) under the funds from Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP).
Under the same programme, a Working Women Hostel having 31 rooms would also be constructed at district headquarters, he informed.
While informing that branches of Central Bank of India and Punjab & Sind Bank would be opened at district headquarters, Singh requested the villagers to extend cooperation to the bank staff, who would come there to serve them.
Stating that Kamjong shares around 103 km of border with Myanmar, the state government would submit a proposal to the North East Council (NEC) for the opening of Border Haats at Skipe and Pilong.
Directing the concerned officials to complete construction of Women’s Market of the district by March this year, the Chief Minister urged the people to inform him if the quality is not maintained in construction works.
Later in the afternoon, the Chief Minister chaired a state cabinet meeting. The cabinet reviewed the arrangements for upcoming Statehood Day observation and decided to celebrate it with restrictions in view of the Covid pandemic.
Amongst other decisions, it was also decided to reopen schools and colleges for students studying in Class 9 and above by observing relevant SOP.
It was also agreed to conduct elections to the Autonomous District Council and Urban Local Bodies.
The cabinet further approved rules governing Manipur Private Security Services for providing private security to cash transportation activities, rules for banning unregulated deposits schemes, and the Manipur Human Rights Commission Services Rules.
It was also approved to strengthen manpower of Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC).
This was the ninth such meeting held in hill district headquarters under 'Go to Hills' Mission.