DIPR - Manipur

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Published on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 Both

IMPHAL, 13th FEBRUARY, 2018 (DIPR):Labour & Employment Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh has assured the Manipur Legislative Assembly today that Government is fully committed to ensure employment opportunities to unemployed people in the state.

Replying to a question raised by Opposition Member Shri SurajkumarOkram, Shri Radheshyam Singh said, a State Mission on Employment, Housing and Drinking Water for each household in Manipur was approved in May 2017. However, the figure of 1,50,000 per annum is tentative and is subject to revision as per Employment Exchanges’ data and programmes and activities taken up by different Departments in future. A Governing Council headed by Chief Minister was also formed and progress is being monitored, he added.

Minister further informed that apart from normal budgetary provision for skill development and employment guarantee programmes of some departments, no specific additional budgetary grant is necessary at this stage. Actions required for facilitating employment can be met from existing budgetary allocations. Replying supplementary, he said, gainful employment like Start-Up have been launched in the state. Training under Prime Minister Kaushal VikasYojna is in progress and after its completion, employment will be generated.

Health Minister Shri L. Jayentakumar Singh has informed the Manipur Legislative Assembly today that maximum health care support will be delivered free of cost to aged and differently abled persons in the state.

Replying to a query and supplementary raised by Opposition Member Shri K. Ranjit Singh, Minister said, special OPD Counters have been opened in JNIMS for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. 57 different tests facilities have been provided and planning is on to provide free dialysis to the patients. Besides this, planning for providing free MRI & CT Scanning is in the pipeline, he added.

Water Resources Minister Shri LetpaoHaokip has informed the Manipur Legislative Assembly today that Government is planning to meet any kind of havoc caused by floods in future.

While replying a query raised by Opposition Member Md. Abdul Nasir, Minister said, as per availability of fund, the areas have been identified on priority basis and will be taken up in phased manner. He further informed that repairing of LilongAtoukhong Canal providing sluice gate is under consideration as and when the fund is available. (DIPR)