Imphal July 31, 2017 (DIPR): The House of Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed four Demands for Grant amounting Rs. 1,46,75,82,000 after a thorough discussion and voting.

                Taking part in the discussion of Demand No. 45-Tourism, proposing Rs. 37,05,92,000 for Grant by the house, Chief Minister who is also incharge of Tourism said that the present Government is taking up all the possible steps to boost Tourism Sector in the state. He maintained that the Government is sending project reports for approval to DoNER Ministry and North Eastern Council to develop the Tourism Sector in the State. Chief Minister also told the House that a sum of rupees five crore has been sanctioned to develop Kangkhui Cave under Tourism Department.

                Replying a querry by MLA O. Surjakumar Singh, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the state has selected places adjacent to NIT Complex for rehabilitating Manipuri Ponies specially, which are on the street. The Government is also planning to develop a road to connect Dzukou Valley easily.

    Demand No. 34- Rehabilitation, which was moved by Finance Minster Shri Y. Joykumar Singh, that a sum of not exceeding Rs. 4,24,14,000 for the financial year ending 31st March, 2018 was placed for discussion in the House. After thorough discussion, the House passed Demand No-34-Rehabilitation.

                A Policy Cut Motion was raised on Demand No. 34-Rehabilitation by MLA K. Ranjit Singh, which was withdrawn later.

                Demand No. 41 –Art & Culture, that a sum of Rs. 23,82,41,000 was tabled in the House for discussion and grant. After discussion, the House unanimously passed Demand No. 41-Art & Culture.

    Regarding Demand No 43-Horticulture & Soil Conservation, which proposed house Rs. 81,63,35,000 for Grant by the House, Opposition MLAs Dr. Chaltolien Amo, D. Korungthang and Alfred Kanngam Arthur raised Policy Cut Motion which was withdrawn later resulting the passing of Demand No-43 by the House. (DIPR)




    Imphal, July 31, 2017 (DIPR): Donations to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for the flood victims are still coming in.

    Council of Higher Secondary Education Employees’ Association, Manipur donated Rs. 1 lakh to CMRF today.

    Representatives of the association handed over the amount to Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at a simple function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

    Shri N. Biren expressed his profound gratitude to the donors for showing concern for the pains and suffering faced by the flood affected people in the State. (DIPR)


    Imphal, July 31, 2017 (DIPR):Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the government is taking serious concern on the issue of the illegal migrants and would assess and discuss carefully the issue of illegal migrants in the State. This was stated by him on the day 10 of the ongoing Budget Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly. Replying to the question raised by MLA R.K. Imo on the steps taken up by  the Government to check the influx of illegal migrants in the State and the recent agitation by the student organizations, Chief Minister said that the government would look into the provisions given under the Constitution to check the influx of illegal migrants in the State. He assured the House that the government would identify the number of migrants living in the State, would check the electoral rolls and spot verification would be done on the issue. If illegal migrants are detected during the verification process, he/she will be deported instantly, he added. He appealed the student organizations to call off the current agitation regarding reservation of seats at eight Assembly Constituencies for indigenous people of the State.

    Replying to the starred question raised by MLA Shri D. Korungthang, on whether there is any plan for infrastructure development of Tengnoupal Police Station, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the Government is making assessment of the infrastructure of Police Station of newly created Tengnoupal District. He informed the house that the total number of 177 police personals excluding Superintendent of Police is performing their duty in the district. He further said that the Chief Ministers of the Border States including Manipur had a meeting with the Home Ministry, Government of India and discussed to deal seriously in connection to the border areas and strengthen the Police Stations located at Border areas of the country. The infrastructure development of the Tengnoupal PS would be proposed in the next meeting, he assured.

    Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that health is one of the focus areas of the new government so that people would live their lives with healthy body and mind. Mass drives against illegal sale of drugs and liquor have been conducted by the Police and other concerned departments. Despite of being a dry State, large quantity of liquor has been confiscated viz. 11,000 litres and 8,000 litres of foreign and local liquor respectively during the mass drives against intoxicants in the State recently. The government seeks the support of the people and consensus of all the MLAs is needed to prohibit the sale and production of liquor in the State, he added. Chief Minister said that the issue of production of liqour is of serious concern and we all should stand together and take a unanimous decision on the ban of liquor in the State. He assured that mass drives against illegal drugs and liquor would continue in future.

    He lamented that the number of widows who have lost their husbands due to the substance abuse and alcohol is increasing considerably in the State. The government is planning to introduce various schemes to provide livelihood for these widows, he added. He appealed the people of the State not to intervene or overpower the police during raids against drugs, liquor, illegal trade of arms etc. Despite The Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act 1991, the production of local liquor is still practising in many villages of the State. There are certain flaws and limitations in The Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act 1991 like the Act permits the production of liquor for customary purposes, so the Act need to be discussed thoroughly and would amend if necessary.

    Replying to a calling attention motion moved by MLA Shri K. Meghachandra, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y, Joykumar said that 5 people have died due to the consumption of local brewed liquor recently and 71 people have been admitted in different hospitals. Among the 71 persons, 24 persons are still in serious condition and hospitalized in Raj Medicity and Shija Hospitals. FIR has been lodged against two persons in connection with the case, he added. He further stated that the concrete reason for the cause of poisoning of the liquor is not yet known.

    During a starred question raised by MLA Shri S. Bira Singh on the number of Sangai in Keibul Lamjao and any measures taken up to save Sangai from extinction, Minister for Forest and Environment Shri Th. Shyamkumar said that total number of Sangai in Keibul Lamjao as per the survey conducted in the year 2016 is 260 which have increased from 27 in the year 1985. The demarcation of the boundary of Keibul Lamjao National Park is still in process and will be completed soon, he added. He maintained that to protect and save Sangai, methods and measures such as electric or solar fencing would be constructed after consultation with NGOs and officials of the Department, from illegal poaching of endangered Sangai.

    Shri Th. Shyamkumar who is incharge of MAHUD said that 11 wards of Imphal Municipal Corporation and 5 towns of the State have been declared as Open Defecation Free areas by the Government of India. The 5 towns are Kakching Municipal Council, Moirang Municipal Council, Bishnupur Municipal Council, Nambol Municipal Council and Lilong Imphal West Nagar Panchayat. He stressed that 1130 latrines have been constructed in the State so far. This was stated by the Minister on replying to the query raised by MLA Nambol Shri N. Loken Singh on the cleanliness measures under the Swachh Bharat Mission in Imphal and other towns of the State. Minister further said that the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development have increased the Central share in providing financial assistance to construct the latrines to Rs. 10,800 which was earlier fixed at Rs. 4,000.

    During the question and answer session, Shri Th. Shyamkumar said that the Government of India under the Mission Organic Farming North East has released an amount of Rs. 8.37 crore for 2015-16, Rs. 7,36,78,500 for 2016-17 and Rs. 8,94,21,000 for the year 2017-18. A total of 230 clusters have been identified for organic farming in the State. He further said that the Government has taken up certain measures and awareness of the environmental benefits of organic farming to the farmers of the State. (DIPR)




    30th July, 2017,DIO, Senapati (DIPR): As part of the 45th Raising day celebration of the Autonomous District Council, Senapati, the first ever  state level open indigenous wresting championship tournament was organised by Autonomous District Council, Senapati under the aegis of the State Government of Manipur today at the mini stadium, Senapati District Head quarter

    Speaking as the Chief guest, Sri. M.L. Markson, Chairman, Autonomous District Council, Senapati appreciated the Government of Manipur for helping in bring up this championship to the state level. He further said that it is the only Indigenous Wresting Championship tournament in Manipur and it will help in preserving and the promotion of our dying traditional sports. He also mentioned that Autonomous District Council, Senapati in spite of limited funds and resources is working for the people and is committed to work for the welfare of the people and  seek corporation from the public.

    The two day championship tournament is being participated by 121 participants from all over the state. It is being organised in two categories, one below 65 kg and another about 65 kg.

    In today’s opening function of the championship tournament was also attended by Sri.Hingba John, Vice Chairman, Autonomous District Council, Senapati, and all the district level officers of Senapati district. (DIPR) 




    Imphal,  28th July, 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam said the transfer and posting of the teachers promoted to the lecturer was necessary so that they could get their salary according to the pay scale of the promoted position as per the norm and requirement.

                He said the process of transfer and posting was carried out with the representation from the side of the teachers. He said nearly twenty schools had been upgraded to higher secondary level. It was a necessity that teachers be provided for these newly upgraded schools, where the students have started taking admission for the higher-level classes, he elaborated.

    He pointed out that it was very unfortunate that the students were misguided and used as weapon for some personal gains of the teacher. Teachers as overall need to be evenly distributed to each and every school of the state for better functioning and development of education.

    He said, if there are forty teachers in a school where there is a sanction post of thirty teachers, then it becomes a compulsion that ten teachers be transferred and posted to other schools so that they could get their salary as per their promoted position. However if there is requirement of more teacher in the said school then the teacher would be utilized according to the need from where they have posted, he explain.  

                The minister was speaking at the inaugural function for opening XI-Class Session, 2017-18 of the newly upgraded The Bengoon Higher Secondary School, Mayang Imphal. He said everything should be done on the need base with proper planning to make the developmental work last for years. The establishment of a school as per the guideline of the government should be carried out fulfilling three main criteria - quality, accessibility and equity.

    The minister was not pleased to see the dilapidated condition of the newly upgraded higher secondary school, said the laboratory for the science stream of the upgraded school is compulsory, and need to be constructed extending a room so that practical classes could be carried out for the time being. He assured that he would try to find out what best could be done for the school with assistance from the MOBC, MSDP or NPC.

    Education & YAS Parliamentary Secretary, the MLA of Mayang Imphal, K. Robindro Singh had admitted the students of the two higher secondary schools of his constituency M. Tomchou Higher Secondary School and Bengoon Higher Secondary School bearing the cost.

    Speaking at the function, he said, the students of government school usually belong to the economically weaker section of the society and should be provided with better facility to nurture the children for better future. For this, everyone should take up the responsibility towards the school for it will take the society to the newer height of betterment, he added. (DIPR)



    Imphal, July 30, 2017 (DIPR):
    Different individuals and organisations have been donating to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to help the flood victims in the State.

    Today as well, Mahesh Jain M/S Variety Traders Complex, Thangal Bazaar, the All Manipur Government Aided School Employees Co-ordinating Committee, the R.S.U.W.O. Branch Unit Social Swab Development, Laipham Khunou contributed Rs. 2,00,000, Rs. 1,10,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.

    The amounts were handed over to Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today evening.


    Apart from financial donations, Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, Moreh and Tamil Sangam, Moreh donated flood relief materials of 485 bags of Arhar dal weighing 25 per bag (of approx. Rs 8 lakh) to the CMRF.

    Shri N. Biren Singh thanked the individuals and organisations for their kind gesture and expressed hope that CMRF would receive more donations from different quarters.

    Mentioned may be made that Dry fish merchants of Ngari Gali, Imphal, Kakching Municipal Council and Nongthombam Budha Singh of Luwangshangbam have also contributed Rs. 1,51,000 to CMRF today morning. (DIPR)




    Imphal, July 30, 2017 (DIPR): Considering the woes endured by a large number of people in different parts of the State due to recent spates of flood, several groups and individuals have been donating funds to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

                Dry fish merchants of Ngari Gali, Imphal and Kakching Municipal Council donated Rs. 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 to CMRF respectively.

                These amounts were handed over to Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

                Likewise, Nongthombam Budha Singh of Luwangshangbam also donated Rs. 1000 to CMRF.

    The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to all the organisations and individuals which had generously contributed funds to the Relief Fund so far. (DIPR)


    Imphal, July 30, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that medical surveillance teams having necessary equipments would be deputed at Moreh, Jiribam and Behiang (Churachandpur district) to medically examine the people, who are entering the State, in view of spread of Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue, Swine Flu and other vector-borne diseases in the State.

    Speaking on the sidelines of inspection of National Sports University site at Koutruk today, Shri N. Biren said that a high level review meeting was held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat last night.

    He added that a strong team of doctors and paramedics led by senior officers of State Health Services and AYUSH Department had rushed to Churachandpur to contain the situation arising out of the reported spread of an unknown disease at Henglep sub-division.

    The Chief Minister further stated that a sum of Rs. 1 lakh had been sanctioned from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to Hill Area Committee Chairman and Henglep AC MLA Shri T.T. Haokip to help the affected villagers.

    Stating that 100 more infected villagers reached Churachandpur district headquarters yesterday, the Chief Minister further informed that two more Shaktiman trucks had been sent to transport the remaining 80 villagers from Henglep to district headquarters.

    Shri N. Biren said that the State Government would extend necessary assistance to the affected villagers through the district administration and elected leaders.

    He further said that the Government would even airlift the patients if necessary.

    The Chief Minister stated that 70 per cent of the Japanese Encephalitis and Dengue cases were detected in Churachandpur district. (DIPR)




    Imphal, July 30, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inspected the site of National Sports University at Koutruk in Imphal West district today.

                He was accompanied by Works Minister Shri Th. Biswajit, Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS) Minister Shri Letpao Haokip, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Shri L. Susindro, Sekmai AC MLA Shri H. Dingo, Chief Secretary Shri R.R. Rashmi, Works and IPR Commissioner Shri K. Radhakumar and other high ranking officials.

                Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that he had requested Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the varsity on a convenient day after August 15, 2017.

    Clarifying that there is no more land dispute or controversy at the proposed University site, the Chief Minister informed that demarcation and initial fencing works had already been completed.

    Shri N. Biren further said that blacktopping of the 2-km long portion of the approach road from helipad to University site would be completed within a week.

                Soon after laying of the foundation stone, the first session of the University would be commenced at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex by using the existing infrastructure, the Chief Minister said.

    Necessary office rooms and other required infrastructures had already been developed there by sanctioning Rs 5 crore by the State Planning Department, he added.

                Shri N. Biren also appealed to the people of the State to collectively request the Prime Minister to visit Manipur and lay the foundation stone of the varsity as soon as possible.

    The Chief Minister also urged the public to accord warm welcome to the Prime Minister when he visits the State.

    Works and IPR Minister Shri Th. Biswajit said that the University would not only provide multiple opportunities to the villagers of nearby villages but also create many jobs for the people of the State.

    He said that efforts are being invested on mission mode to keep the approach road in tip-top condition prior to PM’s visit.

    The Minister urged the people of the nearby villages to join hand with the Government in collectively fighting the challenges which come on the way of setting up of the University.

    Later, the Chief Minister inspected the construction works of Ibudhou Marjing tourist complex at Heingang Hills in Imphal East district.

    The components of the complex are a gigantic polo statue atop Heingang Hill, a cafeteria, garden, approach road, parking and Marjing temple. (DIPR)




    Imphal, July 29, 2107 (DIPR):Chief Minister reviewed the situation of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Dengue in the state in an emergency meeting held at CM Secretariat tonight. The meeting was attended by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Minister for Agriculture Shri V. Hangkhanlian, Chairman of Hill Areas Committee Shri T. T. Haokip, Chief Secretary Shri R.R. Rashmi, DGP Shri L.M Khaute, Secretary (Health) Shri Sumant Singh, Director (Health) Shri K. Lokendro, Director (RIMS), Director (Ayush), Director (JNIMS) and other specialist doctors.

    During the meeting, it was informed that though the situation is not alarming but the positive cases are showing an increasing trend. Till now, 59 cases have been tested positive for Dengue, and 73 cases have been detected positive for Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

    Chief Minister expressed that the situation is alarming and it needs to be attended to immediately.            During the meeting, it was decided that 20-30 doctors with paramedics and Director (Health) will go to Churachandpur tomorrow morning with medicines. Youth Hostel is to be used for the accommodation for the teams. Police would also help provide accommodation for the doctors, if needed.  Chief Minister directed DC, Churachandpur to arrange transport facilities to shift the patients in co-ordination with Director (Health) Shri K. Lokendro. He further instructed Director (Ayush) and Director, RIMS to provide necessary medicines, doctors and diagnosis facilities and other logistics support. DC, Churachandpur will extend all necessary assistance in this regard.

    Necessary funds to the tune of Rs. 10 crore will be released by the Finance Department by Monday. Similarly, required money will be given soon for artificial ventilators. To prevent further spread of the disease, fever detection centres will be established at Moreh, Behiang and Jiribam by Monday, the 31st July.

    The two doctors, who did not report for duty at PHC, Senvon and PHC, Henglep have also been suspended with immediate effect. (DIPR)