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Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Tuesday said that his government is preparing necessary steps to properly implement inner line permit (ILP) system from Wednesday itself.

Interacting with media in Imphal on new year’s eve, he said that the ILP is the long due demand of the people and added that the act will save indigenous population of the State.

Meanwhile the State Government on December 31 published the ILP 2019 guidelines in the state gazette.

Informing that every gate is ready apart from separately opening the ILP counter in every police station, he said the officials to be involved in implementing the system have been given the necessary instruction for its proper implementation in the State.

ILP is currently in force in three north-eastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram.

On the other hand, highlighting the achievements of his government on the eve of the new year, N Biren also announced that the BJP-led coalition government in the State will focus on tourism, horticulture and agriculture in the upcoming New Year considering their potential and necessity for the development of the State.

Unlike the past, the power supply has been improved after the introduction of the pre-payment power supply.

Similarly the water supply has been improved in some areas under Imphal city.

Highlighting the achievements of current coalition government in the State, he said one lakh families were given health benefit under Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (Chief Minister’s Health Assistance, CMHT), a health scheme in the State and another 90,000 families under Ayushman Bharat scheme.

CMHT provides a family to avail cashless treatment as it provides medical cover up to Rs two lakh per family per year for seven critical diseases, has won the award for country’s best implemented public health programme in 2018.

At the same time around 80,000 houses were constructed under housing for all scheme in the State, he said adding that the quality education in the government schools has also improved comparing to the past.

He also informed that the government plans to develop 60 government model schools in all the 60 assembly constituencies.

Similarly his government is also planning to develop 60 tourist spots in all the 60 Assembly constituencies in the State by providing Rs 30 lakh each from the state budget and Rs 20 lakhs each from the local areas development funds.

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