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Combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held

CM distributes tree saplings; says special meeting convened to discuss the present drought like situation


Imphal, Aug 30

Hundreds of people turned up to highlight their grievances to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on the combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at the Durbar Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

The Chief Minister personally attended to around 450 complaints and met nearly 1500 people from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Huge number of people gathered at the gate of CM’s Secretariat since early morning to obtain entry pass.

Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister said that a special meeting has been convened to discuss the drought like situation in Manipur at Chief Minister’s Secretariat with Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary and other concerned officials tomorrow. He maintained that the Deputy Commissioners has already submitted their reports on the present situation. The government will announce Manipur as drought affected State after the discussion, he added.

Unlike previous Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day, Chief Minister personally distributed tree saplings to the people who turned up to highlight their grievances on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day today. A total of 1400 plant saplings including Indian Olive (Chorphon), Yellow Myrobalan (Manahi), Arjuna (Mayokpha), Indian Gooseberry (Heikru), Tree Bean (Yongchak) and others were distributed to the people. Chief Minister appealed the people to plant more trees and nurture them in their vicinity. People expressed their happiness over the initiative and consciousness of the Chief Minister towards achieving ‘Green Manipur’ and promised to nurture properly till maturity.

Regarding the Rs.309 crores sanctioned under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund for afforestation efforts and activities to preserve the environment in the State, Chief Minister appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Forest Prakash Javadekar for acknowledging the conservation and protection activities of environment by the government of Manipur.

Officials of Health Department and JNIMS were there to attend to the people, who seek medical assistance, reimbursement and health care in Government medical hospitals. 

Other Departments including Minority, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Castes, Social Welfare, Education (S), Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd. and Police were also present to help resolve people’s grievances. 

Many differently-abled persons, widows and people belonging to poor families were instantly enrolled under Government’s noble schemes like Chief Minister-gi Hakshel-gi Tengbang (CMHT) and Chief Minister-gi Sotharabashing-gi Tengbang (CMST) etc. Many educated and skilled youths were also identified to provide soft loans from different banks.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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