Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls 2019, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh laid foundation stones of several projects in Imphal West district on Sunday.
Later, N Biren Singh also distributed CMHT, Ayushman Bharat (health schemes)and weavers’ cards to selected beneficiaries apart from giving away embroidery sewing machines to some beneficiaries.
N Biren also feted Yambem Gobin of Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his feat of 275 alternate elbow strikes in 1 minute at the inaugural function which was attended by Manipur Health Minister L Jayantakumar and Forest and Environment Minister Th Shyamkumar besides Veterinary and Husbandry Minister V Hangkhanlian.
Opening additional structures of Kwakeithel Police Out-Post, Imphal West District Veterinary Hospital at Mekola, Hiyangthang Apunba Community Hall and newly constructed classrooms of Ningombam High School, he said towards achieving the ambitious objective of enhancing fish production and making the state self-sufficient in fish production, the state had started providing loans to 239 fish farmers in the first phase apart from launching Loktak Livelihood Mission.
Laying the foundation stones of many programmes at a combined public gathering at Ningombam School Ground, he said that the prime objective of the state government is to eradicate poverty to maintain equality in the state.
Earlier, past systems of governance and administration should be rectified and changed to achieve this objective, he observed.
Maintaining that the present government does what it had promised, he said that around 345 entrepreneurs were benefited in the first phase of Manipur Startup and around 455 are likely to be selected in the second phase as well.
In his speech, Manipur Works Minister Th Biswajit said that the government would try to complete the ongoing construction of foot over bridges at various pockets of Imphal as soon as possible.
He also said re-structuring of traffic roundels at Nityaipat Chuthek, Kangla western gate and Khongnang Ani Karak is going in full swing to ease traffic congestion.
Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board chairman H Dingo, Yaiskul AC MLA Th Satyabrata, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC MLA S Subhaschandra, Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) Chairperson M Binota, Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd. managing director C Doungel, Secretary to CM N Geoffrey, Imphal West DC N. Praveen, Education (S) Director Th Kirankumar and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Services Director H Chaoba also attended the function.