Compensation of Rs 18.73 crore sanctioned for affected farmers: Biswajit

Imphal:  On the third day of the 5th session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, Agriculture minister Biswajit Singh informed the House that the Agriculture department has conducted an assessment on the economic loss in respect of paddy fields due to the ongoing violence that erupted in May last year.

Out of 5901 affected farmers reported by the deputy commissioners, 3483 affected farmers have been recommended to the Home department for a total compensation of 18.73 crores in first phase. The fund had been sanctioned by the Home fepartment to the 3483 affected farmers.

The minister wase replying to a question raised by MLA Surjakumar.

Leader of the House N.Biren Singh, replying to the query raised by MLA Th. Lokeshwar Singh, said no government revenue documents and land records report were gutted in the ongoing violence, hence there is no reason to make new documents.

Replying to a query raised by MLA K.Meghachandra Singh, chief minister Biren informed the House that the main reason for delay in holding ADC election is due to incompletion of delimitation exercise for 10ADCs, the number of ADCs was increased from 6ADC TO 10 ADC by the  (Sixth) Amendment Act,2022. The delimitation exercise for 10 ADCs is under process and on completion of the delimitation exercise, the schedule for holding the ADC election may be notified in consultation with the state Election Commission after obtaining due approval of the competent authority. Regarding the grant of fund to ADC, it is being recommended and reviewed by the State Finance Commission.

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Y.Khemchand, replying to a question raised by MLA Meghachandra, informed the House that the term of the last elected Panchayat bodies was completed in the month of October, 2022 and that the matter  regarding the schedule of the next Panchayat election is under process and date will be fixed after obtaining fresh schedule from the State Election Commission and after obtaining due approval of the competent authority. The financial positions of the Panchayat bodies are being reviewed by the state Finance Commission constituted from time to time by the state department.

Education minister Th.Basanta said the steps taken to implement credit system framework for classes IX to XII under NEP 2020, is not yet implemented in the state and there are no steps taken up to abolish matric examination system as a part of implementation of NEP 2020. Sixty-nine schools of Manipur were selected for PM SHRI scheme.

During the Zero Hour MLA K.Ranjit Singh raised the issue of construction of road from Wabagai Lamkhai to Sugnu and drew the attention of the House for a solution regarding the proposed matter.

During the evening session, the House resolved a Private Member Resolution moved by MLA, Leishiyo Keishing stating that “This House resolves to reaffirm its previous Resolution passed on 5th August, 2022 and also to urge the Government of India to implement National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Manipur in the interest of the State in particular and of the Nation in general”. The Speaker of the House also permitted the Private Member Resolution to be approved as a government Resolution.

The Manipur Appropriation (No. 1) Bill, 2024 (Bill No. 2 of 2024) and The Manipur Appropriation (No. 2) Bill, 2024 (Bill No. 3 of 2024) were also introduced in the House and passed.

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