Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh met around 600 people and received 180 complaints on the first Hill Leaders’ Day of the year in Imphal on Wednesday.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh had been meeting public leaders on two occasions – Hill leaders’ day on 10th of every month and Meeyamgi Numit (People’s Day) on every 15th day since the BJP led coalition government came to power in March 2017.
Speaking to media after meeting the public, the Chief Minister, said that he has been able to identify the grievances of the masses and understand their wishes through his interactions with different sections of the public on such public meetings.
“This has helped the Government in resolving the problems faced by the people and fulfill their needs accordingly,” he added. “Formulation of different social security schemes and its subsequent implementation were also the outcome of these two days.”
Stating that Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit had reduced the gap between the people and the Government, he vowed to continue meeting the public on these two days this year as well.
Regarding the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March this year, he said that though official confirmation is yet to be received, Prime Minister’s visit to the State is almost certain as the BJP-led State Government’s first anniversary celebration falls on March 15.
Responding to a query, he said that the State Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 would give thrust to key areas like employment through skill development, connectivity (including internet and media, road, railways and air services), education, health, fisheries, agriculture and horticulture etc.
At the public meeting on Wednesday, after hearing the grievances of a group of organic farmers from Singda, he directed the officials concerned to do the needful to construct a market shed at the village as soon as possible. He also instructed the officials of Horticulture Department to conduct spot visit in Ukhrul district to take steps for large scale orange production and detect possible plant diseases.