Government committed employment opportunities: Radheshyam

Imphal, February 13, 2018(DIPR): Labour & Employment Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh today assured the House that Government is fully committed to ensure employment opportunities to unemployed people in the State.

Replying to a question raised by Opposition Member Shri Surajkumar Okram, 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 the Chief Minister was also formed and progress is being monitored, he added.

The 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 informed the House that maximum health care support will be delivered free of cost to senior citizens and differently abled persons in the state.

Replying to a query and supplementary raised by Opposition Member Shri K. Ranjit Singh, the Minister said that 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, plan to provide free MRI & CT Scanning is in the pipeline, he added.

Water Resources Minister Shri Letpao Haokip informed the House today that Government is planning to meet any kind of havoc caused by floods in future. The Minister also said that main barrage of Dolaithabi Barrage Project is ready to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his proposed visit to the State in March. However, the canal system and the distributaries system will be completed in December, 2018.

Replying a query raised by Opposition Member Md. Abdul Nasir, the Minister said that 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 Lilong Atoukhong Canal providing sluice gate is under consideration as and when the fund is available.

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