Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday said that the government is implementing human oriented schemes targeted to benefit the poorest of the poor.
He also said that the new government is committed to maintaining maximum transparency towards bringing inclusive development in the State. The government has already launched a website of digital application for review by Public and Nation (DARPAN) to monitor the progress of various developmental projects undertaken by various departments in the State.
The CM was speaking at a discussion of the fourth session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly on its seventh day on Monday.
He further said that the government is trying its level best to improve standard of living of the people in Manipur. He reiterated the need for a topographical need based budget to bring inclusive development in both hills and the valley.
New initiatives and schemes have already been implemented to improve various sectors in the State, he added. He also assured that Chief Minister-gi Eikhoi Lairik Yengminnasi scheme will be launched within ten days.
Biren Singh said that the government has already waged a war against drugs and is finding ways to provide alternative means of livelihood for farmers indulging in poppy cultivation.
Providing clarification on policy cuts and observations raised by MLA Md Abdul Nasir, MLA P Brojen Singh and MLA O Surjakumar, he said that the selection of beneficiaries and implementation of MOBC schemes are done under the supervision of Work Advisory Committee.
Stating that there is acute shortage of manpower in the Department of MOBC, the department has bifurcated into two viz. Department of Welfare of Minorities and Department of MOBCs and SCs.
He stated that there are no irregularities in EDP and other MOBC schemes and irregularities in utilization of Department funds. He maintained that the list of beneficiaries for various schemes will be uploaded soon in the website and published through media.
Opposition congress MLAs Th Lokeshwar Singh, K Meghachandra Singh, Md Abdul Nasir raised policy cuts during the discussion and voting of Demands of Grants during the discussion. MLAs P Brojen Singh, K Leishiyo and Surjakumar Okram also participated in the discussion.
Later, the house unanimously passed five demands for grants amounting to Rs 2473,53,63,000. The demands for Grants include Demand No. 18-(Animal Husbandry and Veterinary including Dairy Farming) Rs 114,89,42,000, Demand No. 20 (Community and Rural Development) Rs 1787,77,53,000, Demand No.30(Planning) Rs 442,98,54,000, Demand No. 42(State Academy of Training) Rs 6,83,80,000 and Demand No. 47(Minorities and Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Caste Department) Rs 121,04,34,000.