Sikkim government will soon introduce an Act that would guarantee all minimum needs to people of the State as their human rights.
This was announced by State Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Tuesday adding that if people do not get their basic minimum needs from the government, it will be a ‘legal offence’ of the government.
The Chief Minister also said that people are entitled to their human rights through basic amenities like drinking water, food, power supply, education and healthcare.
Chamling was addressing the public of Tumin-Lingee constituency at Makha, about 43 km away from Gangtok. It was his second day of East district tour of his phase-wise ongoing tour of Sikkim.
The Chief Minister highlighted that the State Government is commited to provide pucca houses to the needy families under various housing schemes in the State.
Chamling further informed that the Pakyong airport would be operational from June with initial flights to Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.
He also added that later international flights to Kathmandu, Bangkok and Thimpu will be introduced in a phased manner.
Earlier, local legslator and State Tourism Minister Ugen T Gyatso Bhutia expressed the gratitude of the Tumin-Lingee people on the various developmental and infrastructural projects initiated by the State Government in the constituency.