Speaking at the inaugural function of Go to Village 2.0 for Imphal West District, the chief minister said that such initiative would help in regaining the erstwhile bonding and trust among the different communities of the state.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday informed that a total of 2,679 villages had been covered under the Phase I of the outreach programmes — Go to Village and Go to Hills mission. The Phase II of the missions would cover the remaining villages, he added.
The CM made the statement at the inauguration of the Go to Village 2.0 for Imphal West District held at Eco Tourism Park, Salam Thongkhong. The programme which was organised by the District Administration, Imphal West will continue for three days till November 17. Stalls of different government departments have also been set up at the venue to provide services to the people, according to official sources.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Biren said that the Go to Village mission had been taken up as an initiative of the state government to ensure doorstep delivery of services, which he said the past governments failed to deliver. Such initiative would help in regaining the erstwhile bonding and trust among the different communities of the state, he added.
“Understanding the hardship faced by people of far flung villages in visiting government offices for availing certain welfare schemes, the government aimed to provide various services and facilities at the people’s doorstep,” he added.
Encouraging the youth to have entrepreneurial spirit, the chief minister informed that a loan of Rs 10 lakhs would be given to a group of youths who had a stall for hair-cutting salon in the venue.
Biren also mentioned about the benefits provided under various welfare schemes and maintained that a total of around 5 lakh people had been availed with Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) cards and Ayushman Bharat cards to around 3.5 lakh people so far.
The chief minister also expressed appreciation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his concern about the state and timely initiatives taken up to save the lives of people during the hard times of COVID-19 pandemic. He further maintained that the government is for the people and has the commitment to work for the welfare of the people irrespective of religion, place, etc.
He urged the people to visit the stalls of different departments set up at the venue, take first hand information of the government’s scheme and avail the maximum benefits of the schemes. He informed that people can seek any information regarding schemes and bring up their grievances by dialing at ‘CM Da Haisi’ number 9534795347.
Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, while delivering his speech, stated that the state government, under the capable leadership of CM Biren Singh, had always been working to achieve inclusive development.
Informing that most of the government departments and banks had set up their stalls at the venue to avail their services to the people, he mentioned that around 1,200 loans would be disbursed by Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd during the three days.
During the programme, CM Biren Singh distributed assistances of various schemes under different departments including wheelchairs, old aged pension schemes, cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) and aid and appliances for physically challenged among others.
The inaugural function was attended by minister Oinam Lukhoi, MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLA Kongkham Robindro, MLA Heikham Dingo, MLA Sapam Ranjan, MLA Paonam Brojen, MLA Karam Shyam, and other government officials.