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CHIEF MINISTER BRIEFS CENTRE ON STATE FINANCES

Published on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018 Both


Imphal, November 12, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh met the Union Finance Minister and senior Ministry officials today and detailed discussions were held on various issues concerning the State's finances. In the meeting, Chief Minister apprised the Ministry of the State's financial position and health. The meeting was positive. The Finance Minister expressed understanding of the State's concerns.

Yesterday, the Chief Minister met officials of the PMO and discussed about the developmental needs of the state and the priorities being accorded to various sectors. PMO officials expressed their satisfaction on the speedy progress achieved against time bound targets of important projects.

During the discussions, Chief Minister requested Finance Minister and PMO for assistance for taking up more Ima Markets, Thoubal Project, State Guest House, Loktak Livelihood Mission and some other important projects.

An amount of about Rs. 2600 crore has been recommended for taking up drinking water schemes in the state by the Water Resource Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs, MHA, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation and NITI Ayog. Finance Minister assured of quick action for recommending assistance from the New Development Bank.

Chief Minister also met the Union Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. She agreed to grace the Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 as the Chief Guest on its opening ceremony.