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Minister Shyamkumar inaugurates Rural Markets under MIDH

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Imphal, Jan 7: Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar inaugurated two rural markets constructed under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) 2016-2017 at Nambol Chingmang, Bishnupur district and Khonghampat Mantri Lekai, Imphal West on Saturday. The Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department provided fund of Rs 13.75 lakh each for the markets.
Speaking at the inauguration of the rural market, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said the department has been sincerely working and providing benefits of various schemes to the people/beneficiaries of the State by strictly following the guidelines of the Ministry. He said the rural market will help in providing livelihood to the people of the area and help in reducing the vendors’ congestion in Imphal. He said it will also ease the problems of the local farmers and vendors.
Appealing the people to keep the market clean, Minister Th. Shyamkumar further asked the authorities to submit list of vendors so that the department can help in providing loans and added that the loans must be repaid on time. He also announced that the Forest Department will work for the development and proper maintenance of the surroundings of the Maibam Lotpa Ching, Nambol.
He appealed to the farmers to start using vermincompost instead of chemical fertilizers which is hazardous to health. He also promised to install bio-toilet in the market in consultation with the department officials.
He added that in order to boost tourism, the departments under him will renovate and clean the Laikolpat situated at the Khonghampat Awang Leikai. He appealed to the people of the locality to help in keeping the Laikolpat clean and asked them to plant trees. He later inspected the Laikolpat along with the local MLA Shri S. Rajen Singh.
N. Loken Singh, MLA Nambol A/C, S Rajen Singh, Lamsang A/C also the Deputy Chairman Planning Board, Smt. L. Bobby Devi, Zilla Parishad Member, Potsangbam, Y Muhindro Singh, Pradhan, Khonghampat Gram Panchayat, K. Kipgen, Director, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department along with department officials attended the function.

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