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Mon, 25 Sep 2017

Northeast Today

Hill Leaders’ Day Held in Manipur

Hill Leaders’ Day Held in Manipur
September 11
13:00 2017

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh claimed on Sunday that the holding of ‘People’s Day’, the initiative of his government to meet leaders and common people in the state has been doing great service to the people. So many problems have been ‘solved’ through this programme, he said.

This programme is Biren Singh’s efforts for the public to have easy access to the government functionaries including legislators. On the 10th day of every month hill people are allowed to meet the Chief Minister from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The day is christened as Hill Leaders’ Day. However, even common people from the hill also participate in the programme. Again, on the 15th day of every month the Meeyamgi Numit or People’s Day is held for both the hills and valley people.

On Sunday’s Hill Leaders’ Day, the Chief Minister attended to around 173 complaints and met around 400 people. Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the Hill Leaders’ Day at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, N Biren said most of the common people’s complaints which he received on the two days relate to poverty. He then claimed that he has been quite successful in solving many of these problems. He further said many of the grievances could be well taken as ‘human problems’.

Common demands like development of infrastructures in newly formed districts, repairing of school buildings, construction of market-sheds, cultural complex and roads etc. were also made to him today, the CM said.

Stating that he was shocked to see the photographs of the toilets of a government school at Tamei, N Biren said he had immediately directed the Principal Secretary (School Education) to take up urgent steps to construct two toilets each for girls and boys students.

The Chief Minister further said that in response to another complaint he had asked the DC concerned to construct a bus waiting shed at Kasom Khullen for the convenience of the students and senior citizens.

Maintaining that commencement of road construction works is being delayed due to rain, the Chief Minister contended that all the major roads would be revamped across the State after the rainy season. However, mending of potholes is still underway at many places including Imphal-Mao section of NH-2, he added. The Chief Minister further said that genuine entrepreneurs who came to meet him for assistance on Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit had been provided assistance in the form of loans.

Regarding healthcare facilities of hill districts, the Chief Minister said that a 50-bedded hospital is now ready for inauguration in Tamenglong district.

On the other hand, 300 doctors would be recruited through Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) soon to meet the manpower requirement in the healthcare sector, he added. The State Government is also trying to fill up the inadequacies related to equipments and accommodation/quarter facilities for the medical staff, he said.

Regarding air ambulance facility, the Chief Minister said that Governor Najma Heptulla has been taking keen interest in it. As such, the Central Government is likely to take up necessary steps to launch the facility as soon as possible because Rs 24 crore has already been reportedly earmarked for the purpose.

-Newmai News Network

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