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Published on Mon, 12 Feb, 2018 Both

Imphal, February 12, 2108 (DIPR): On day 7 of the 4th session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, 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.

 During the discussion, Leader of the House, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh 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 maintain maximum transparency towards bringing inclusive development in the State. The government has already launched 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 Chief Minister further said that the government is trying its level best to provide a quality life and to improve the standard of living of the people of the State. He reiterated the need for a topographical need based budget to bring inclusive development in both hills and valley. New initiatives and schemes have already been implemented to improve various sectors in the State, he added. He assured that Chief Minister-gi Eikhoi Lairik Yengminnasi scheme will be launched within 10 days.

Shri N. Biren Singh said that the government has already waged a war against drugs and is finding out ways to provide alternative means of livelihood for farmers indulging in poppy cultivation.

Giving Clarification on the policy cuts and observations raised by MLA Shri Md. Abdul Nasir, MLA Shri P. Brojen Singh and MLA Shri O. Surjakumar, the Chief Minister 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 Chief Minster said that the department has been bifurcated into two departments viz. Department of Welfare of Minorities and Department of MOBCs&SCs. He stated that there are no irregularities in EDP and other MOBC schemes and irregularities in utilisation of Department funds. He maintained that the list of beneficiaries for various schemes will be uploaded soon in the website and published through media.

MLAs Shri Th. Lokeshwar Singh, Shri K. Meghachandra Singh, Shri Md. Abdul Nasir raised policy cuts during the discussion and voting of Demands of Grants during the discussion.  MLAs Shri P. Brojen Singh, Shri K. Leishiyo and Shri Surjakumar Okram also participated and gave their observation during the discussion. (DIPR)