Biren launches schemes

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has launched new schemes as part of the state government’s initiatives taken up for the welfare of its people.

The schemes were launched during a press briefing by the chief minister at his secretariat on Saturday.

The welfare schemes were Chief Minister’s Farmer Livelihood Support Scheme, Chief Minister’s Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama, Chief Minister’s Sportpersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme, Schemes for construction of Recognised Tribal Libraries with Digital Infrastructure, Chief Minister’s Ima Nongthangleima Yaipha Tengbang Scheme, School Fagathansi Mission 2.0 and College Fagathansi Mission.

“The state government would provide financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to every family displaced due to the unprecedented conflict in the state. The financial support would be provided from January in four installments of Rs 25,000 each,” Biren said.

The Chief Minister’s Farmer’s Livelihood Support Scheme is taken up to meet the identified gaps which cannot be met in the short-term by existing sources of funding and to provide coordinated, focused, flexible, quick and short-term support for agriculture-based livelihood activities, he added.

Under the Chief Minister’s Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama, one playground will be developed for each village where no playground is available. The purpose of the scheme is to bring grassroots sports development and provide a healthy recreation facility for the youth. Further, the Chief Minister’s Sportpersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme is a new initiative taken up by the chief minister to facilitate players in finding a way of life and means of livelihood. In the first phase 1000 sportspersons will be covered.

Biren said museums for different recognized tribes had been constructed earlier. Further, recognized tribal library halls with digital infrastructure would be constructed adjacent to the museums and the construction work will start from January, he added.

Chief Minister’s Ima Nongthangleima Yaipha Tengbang Scheme which he launched on the Numit Lal Numit recently, aims to provide a monetary benefit of Rs 500 per month to women who are above 40 years and are not beneficiaries of any existing government schemes and living without any source of livelihood. It aims to empower women, fostering economic independence and contributing to their overall well-being, he added.

Regarding the School Fagathansi Mission, he informed that under the mission, 120 schools had already been covered earlier, for which the infrastructures had been developed. Further, under the new School Fagathansi Mission 2.0, another 120 schools will be covered. The College Fagathansi Mission which was also launched today is taken up with the intention of improving Government colleges. In the first phase, 20 colleges will be covered with a funding of Rs 2.5 crore each for infrastructure development.

He informed that a 50 bedded building would be constructed under MAHUD, to accommodate orphans who are above 18 years of age. More accommodation will be constructed as per necessity to support their livelihood. He also informed with satisfaction that free rice distribution under PM-GKAY to the beneficiaries every month is also extended till 2028.

The extended minister extended his warm wishes to the people of the state on the New Year 2024.

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