Imphal, March 18
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today chaired a review meeting of schemes implemented by the department including the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin.
Biswajit encouraged the officers and officials of the department and district administrations to put in more effort to bring more achievement and development in the rural areas. He added that the government will also highlight the achievements of the district by awarding the best district in implementation of schemes.
Highlighting that the department will be receiving funds from the Centre soon, the Minister instructed the officials to fully utilise all unspent funds available under them by Monday so that proper Utilisation Certificates can be submitted to the Centre.
Regarding implementation of MGNREGS in the State, the Minister advised the officials to ensure 45 man-day minimum out of the 52 man-day allocated this year so that the department can target a 100 man-day next year.
At the same time, the Minister also instructed officials concerned with implementation of the PMAY-G to spread awareness regarding selection of Non-Socio Economic Caste Census 2011 beneficiaries and to highlight the same by erecting hoardings and roadside banners both in English and Manipuri.
Meanwhile, during the review meeting, the DCs highlighted various issues faced in their respective districts during implementation of government schemes. One of issues highlighted include issues in geo-tagging of scheme implementation in the interior parts of the hill districts.
The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary MH Khan, Deputy Commissioners of different districts and officials of the department.