Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated Go to Village 2.0 for Imphal West District at a solemn function held at Eco Tourism Park, Salam Thongkhong today. The programme which was organised by District Administration, Imphal West will continue for three days till 17th November, 2021. Stalls of different Government Departments had also been set up at the venue to provide services to the people.
Speaking on the occasion, N Biren said that the Go to Village mission had been taken up as an initiative of the State Government to ensure doorstep delivery of service and added that such initiative would help in regaining the erstwhile bonding and trust among different communities of the State. Understanding the hardship faced by people of far flung villages on visiting Government Offices for availing certain welfare schemes, the Government aimed to provide various services and facilities at the people’s doorstep, he added.
Informing that a total of 2,679 villages had been covered under the Phase I of Go to Village and Go to Hills mission, he continued that the Phase II of the missions would cover the remaining villages. He also mentioned benefits provided under various welfare schemes and maintained that a total of around 5 lakhs people had been availed with Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) cards and that of Ayushman Bharat cards to around 3.5 lakhs people so far.
The Chief Minister expressed appreciation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his concern about the State and timely initiatives taken up to save the lives of people during the hard times of COVID-19 pandemic. He further maintained that the Government is for the people and has the commitment to work for the welfare of the people irrespective of religion, place, etc. He urged the people to visit the stalls of different Departments set up at the venue, take first hand information of Government’s scheme and avail the maximum benefits of the schemes. He informed that people can seek any information regarding schemes and bring up their grievances by dialing at CM Da Haisi number ‘9534795347’.
Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, while delivering his speech, stated that the State Government, under the capable leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, had always been working to achieve inclusive development. Certain initiatives had been taken up to ensure the benefits of welfare schemes reach every eligible person by availing door to door delivery of services, he added. Informing that most of the Government Departments and banks had set up their stalls at the venue to avail their services to the people, he mentioned that around 1,200 loans would be disbursed by Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd during the three days.
During the programme, N Biren Singh distributed assistances of various schemes under different Departments including wheelchairs, old aged pension schemes, Cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) and aid and appliances for physically challenged among others.
Agriculture Minister Oinam Lukhoi, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba, Deputy Speaker, Manipur State Legislative assembly Kongkham Robindro, Chairman, Manipur Buildings & Others Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Heikham Dingo, MLA for Konthoujam AC Dr. Sapam Ranjan, MLA for Wangjing Tentha AC Paonam Brojen, MLA for Langthabal AC Karam Shyam, Adyakshya, Imphal West Zilla Parishad RK Taruni, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, Administrative Secretaries, Zilla Parishad Members and other Government Officials attended the programme among others.