The third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly began on Thursday February 2 with the governor's speech. Here's the full text of Governor La Ganesan's address to the House.
Hon'ble Speaker and Hon'ble Members, I warmly welcome you all to the third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly. As we usher into the New Year, I wish all the members a productive and prosperous year ahead. 2023 will be a significant year, as lndia assumes the G20 Presidency. The year also started in an auspicious note with the inauguration and opening of Kangla Nongpok Thong.
Law and Order and Justice Delivery.
Hon'ble Members, I am happy to inform that law-and-order situation and security environment in Manipur has improved significantly in the recent years. During 2022, 75 insurgents surrendered, 309 extremists were arrested and various arms, ammunition, etc. were recovered.
Giving a further boost to the peace process in the State, the Government of India and the State Government has entered into a cessation of operation agreement with the Zeliangrong United Front that had been active for more than a decade.
With improved security scenario, 15 police station areas in 6 districts of the State has been excluded from the Disturbed Area Notification with effect from 1st April 2022. The Armed Forces Special Powers Act has been revoked from these areas.
Government of India approved construction of 34 Police Outposts along Indo- Myanmar International Border and 6 Police Outposts along National Highway- 37 (Imphal-Jiribam) with cost of Rs. 80.40 crore under the Scheme for Special Assistance to States. Out of these, construction of 12 (twelve) of Border Police Outposts and 3 (three) Police Outposts along NH-37 are in progress.
Hon'ble Members, to root out the menace of illegal drugs and to protect our youth, my government continues its fight against drugs under the initiative of 'War on Drugs 2.0'. During 2022, 3,517 acres of illicit poppy cultivation were destroyed in different areas of the state and 2,567 kg. of contraband drugs disposed.
Over 2,384 kg. of drugs consisting of Heroin, Brown Sugar, Opium, Amphetamine, Ganja, Methamphetamine, Spasmo Proxivon and nearly 40,000 bottles of Cough Syrup were seized. 504 cases were registered under ND&PS Act and 32 persons were convicted. 84 persons were detained under PIT NDPS Act.
During 2022, about 3,629 FIR cases were registered under different sections of Law. 1,883 criminal cases were disposed of with 500 cases charge sheeted and 1,383 in Final Reports. Sensitive cases relating to crime against women and children were given top most priority in investigation. 91 cases relating to crime against women and 52 cases under POCSO Act were registered.
My Government continues its efforts to modernise the police force in the State.
Under the scheme of "Assistance to States and Union Territories for Modernisation of Police", various vehicles, computers, telecom and forensic equipment were procured. 11. Under Nirbhaya Fund also, forensic equipment including vehicles for use by forensic teams and Anti Human Trafficking Units were procured.
During 2022, construction of infrastructures for Kakching District Police Headquarters and Sangaithel Police Outpost were completed.
Relief compensation amounting to over Rs. 212 lakh was provided to victims of extremist action and under Central and State Victim Compensation Schemes.
Cyber Forensic Training Laboratory was set up and 100 police personnel trained.
Hon'ble Members, recruitment for 1,830 posts of Riflemen for 10th and 11th IRB were completed. Recruitment is under process for 1,385 posts consisting of various ranks.
To provide sufficient infrastructure for the Judiciary, construction of District Court Complex in Kakching, Noney and Senapati was started. Annexe Court building at Bishnupur Court Complex was inaugurated.
The District and Sessions Court at Tamenglong was established. The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Tamenglong has started functionir Court building at Tamenglong with residential quarter of Ju completion in 2023.
e-Sewa Kendra has been set up in the High Court and District Court Complexes, thus making it easier for the common man to access justice.
The High Court and the Subordinate Courts disposed 7,405 cases during 2022.
Hon'ble Members, under Chief Minister's Health for All program, more than three lakh persons in over 870 villages have been screened for ten non-communicable diseases through door-to-door screening.
The insurance cost available for each enrolled family under CMHT has been enhanced from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. A total of over 2.04 lakh families with 6.73 lakh beneficiaries have been enrolled under CM Hakshelgi Tengbang Scheme. Over 1.30 lakh patients have benefited till date with their treatment cost of Rs. 148.9 crore borne under the scheme.
Under AB-PMJAY, over 1.53 lakh households with 4.76 lakh beneficiaries have been enrolled. 85,866 beneficiaries have availed treatment till date with treatment cost of Rs. 111.80 crore borne under the scheme.
State Government medical college at Churachandpur with 100 MBBS seats has commenced its maiden session. MBBS seats in JNIMS have been enhanced to 150 seats.
To overcome lack of specialists, a robust Tele-ICU IT network has been set up under '10 Bed ICU Project' in district hospitals and CHCS in all districts, in partnership with private players. These ICU beds are equipped with state of the art technologies connecting all the ICU units with a central hub at JNIMS. In the last one year, these ICUs have treated over 777 critically ill patients.
A Regional Paediatric Cardiothoracic Unit with modular OT facility has been opened at RIMS.
My Government has added 58 new ambulances, including 11 Advance Life Saving ambulances, to the existing fleet.
To overcome lack of healthcare personnel, we have initiated process for recruitment of 300 Medical Officers through MPSC. Another 200 Medical Officers and 300 Staff Nurses are also being contractually engaged.
Finance and Planning
My Government has been taking various steps towards resource mobilization to increase its own tax revenue. The State's own tax revenue increased from Rs. 586 crore in financial year 2017-18 to Rs. 1,649 crore in financial year 2021-22. This is an average annual growth of 23% during the period, mainly on account of growth in collection of State GST.
My Government has ensured that expenditure on capital outlay is increased vis-à-vis revenue expenditure. During financial year 2021-22, expenditure on capital outlay increased by 33% vis-à-vis 2% for revenue expenditure. Higher expenditure on physical and social infrastructure not only enhances welfare but paves way for higher growth through multiplier effect.
With increased allocation for expenditure on capital investment at Rs.573 crore for 2022-23 under Special Assistance to States under Capital Investment, the upward trajectory in expenditure on capital outlay is expected to continue.
The recently opened Tadubi Sub-Treasury has been made functional for e- payment, making all 19 Treasuries e-payment enabled, via e-Kuber platform. To make the State Budget widely accessible, budget application for public access was launched.
Since 2020-21, my Goverment had been working to streamline release of funds under Centrally Sponsored Schemes under the Single Nodal Agency Model under PFMS. The State Government is fully on boarded on this platform ensuring effective monitoring and transparency.
With assistance of Rs. 1,792 crore under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, 175 projects were taken up and 156 completed.
Under North East Special Infrastructure Development Schemes, 18 projects worth over Rs. 394 crore were sanctioned in the sectors of Water Supply, Health and Roads. For promoting Tourism, Water Supply Distribution Network for Churachandpur and Augmentation of Senapati District Head Quarter Water Supply Scheme at costs of Rs. 20 crore and Rs. 30 crore respectively have been completed.
10 projects under Hill Area Development Program in Tamenglong and Noney were completed and closed.
During 2022-23, seven NEC projects amounting to Rs.32.46 crore were completed. These include projects for Promotion of Horticulture Farming System in Shifting Cultivation Areas, Promotion of Small Holder Value Chain System for Organic Horticulture Crops, Development of Duncan Park at Somsai, Gap funding for Watershed and Springsheds, Inter-State Truck Terminus at Sekmai, Water Supply at Ramrei and Augmentation of Top Dusera Water Supply.
Two NEC projects on Alternative Farming System for Tribal Jhumias and Poppy Planters and installation of Water ATM are in good progress. NEC has also approved 6 new projects amounting to Rs. 37.90 crore for construction of modern agro market complex at Kyamgei, Heritage Complex at Rajbari in Shillong; Mini Outdoor Stadium at Luangrang, amongst others.
NEC has in principle approved a project for Improvement of Road connecting Tadubi to Chowainamei Khunou and Moirangdung in Senapati at a cost of Rs.41.66 crore under NERSD.
26 projects amounting to Rs. 573 crore under 'Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment FY 2022-23' were approved. Of these, foundation stones have been laid for District Youth Skilling, Entrepreneurship and Employment Centres in 6 districts and Manipur Exhibition Centre at Imphal East.
Hon'ble Members, Rs. 100 crore has been earmarked as corpus fund for Manipur StartUp 2.0. Manipur StartUp Scheme 2.0 Policy 2022 was launched. Under Manipur Start Up Scheme, support was provided to 5,796 entrepreneurs and StartUps, with subsidy of Rs.55.77 crore.
To increase availability of funding avenue for StartUps, Venture Fund was launched in partnership with NEDFI. To increase the guarantee coverage of loans given to MSES and StartUps, "Manipur Credit Guarantee Scheme" is being taken up in collaboration with Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises.
The fund would be able to provide support to 14,000 MSES and Startups.
Chief Ministers' Entrepreneurship Support Scheme will provide 30% subsidy support to small enterprises with investments of upto Rs. 10 lakh per beneficiary. with the objective of supporting "one family and one livelihood".
Tribal Affairs, Minorities and SC &OBC Welfare
To support and provide quality education to poor tribal students, 3 Eklavya Model Residential Schools are being established at Sapermeina, Moreh and Tamenglong.
5 tribal health centres have been set up at Impa, Chamu, Molcham, Thingpuikuol and Kangjang. These centres provided health care to about 4,376 patients during 2022.
During 2022-23, 50,376 ST students were provided ST Post-Matric Scholarship or Pre-matric ST scholarship for amount of Rs. 54 crore.
For providing relief assistance to tribal families, subsidised Mortuary Van Service from Imphal to Hill districts was provided to more than 100 families during 2022.
During 2021-22, 676 beneficiaries from OBC, SC and minority communities were provided tool kits and skill training under Economic and Skill Development Programme.
During 2022-23, under PMJVK, 116 projects costing Rs.90.93 crore were completed consisting of Sadbhav Mandaps, Hostels, school infrastructure, healthcare facilities, toilets, amongst others. Since the inception of the scheme, 17,417 units amounting to Rs.544.17 crore are completed and 382 units amounting to Rs.639.49 crore are ongoing.
Under Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based scholarship schemes, 57,524 minority students were given scholarship amounting to Rs. 33.11 crore during 2021-22. 10,992 OBC and SC students were also given pre-matric and post-matric scholarships amounting to Rs. 6.77 crore.
Under the National Food Security Act, beneficiaries have been fully digitised in the public portal and all Fair Price Shops in the State have been automated. All ration cards have been Aadhaar seeded.
Under Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, to ameliorate the hardships faced by the poor, additional free rice of 5 kg. per person per month was provided to all NFSA beneficiaries till December 2022. 2,00,658 beneficiaries have benefited through free LPG connection under Ujjwala 1.0 and Ujjwala 2.0.
Hon'ble Members, my government is taking various steps to develop the education sector.
Under Mission NAAC 2.5+, accreditation of 20 Government colleges by National Assessment and Accreditation Council has been achieved.
To assist civil service aspirants, free physical class room coaching has been started for 200 aspirants under the Chief Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Coaching.
Under Chief Minister's College Maheiroi E-Support Scheme, 2,000 smart phones were distributed to meritorious students belonging to poor families for providing access to various e-learning platforms.
'Bamboo Innovation and Incubation Centre' has been set up in Manipur Technical University. MTU has also become a member of the United Nations Academic Impact and of the India Universities and Institutions Network for Disaster Risk Reduction.
To empower students with latest knowhow in automobile sector and strengthen employment opportunities, Government Polytechnic, Takyelpat signed an MOU with TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR to set up Toyota Technical Education Programme.
Hon'ble Members, infrastructure development projects of Dhanamanjuri University for a total cost of Rs.55 crore under RUSA were inaugurated.
Under School Fagathansi Mission', 120 High and Higher Secondary Schools, have been covered. Student enrolment increased by over 30% from 2019 to 2022 academic sessions in Phase-I. An increase of 5.98% was recorded in Phase-II. To address other gaps, 10,630 pairs of dual desk and benches were provided: 106 new classrooms, 98 new toilets and 32 Science Laboratories and Libraries constructed, and 687 classrooms repaired.
5,000 Tablets pre-loaded with digital learning content were distributed to students of 310 Government schools under State-wide Integrated Education Management System and Digital Learning Platform.
STAR Education Programme is also being implemented in 253 schools covering all districts. Under this, 10,876 tablets were distributed to Primary Teachers to enable them to use resources available on various digital portals.
My Government enriched local contents in textbooks of Science, Mathematics and Social Science for Classes to VIII. A write up on Mount Manipur was included in Social Science text book of Class VIII.
My Goverment has been providing 24x7 power supply to town areas and around 23 hours per day power supply to other areas. For lighting up important areas, 74 High Mast have been installed across the state. 929 numbers of LED Street Light has been commissioned.
Prepaid energy meter for 4.41 Lakh consumers have been installed till date. The AT&C Loss for FY 2022-23 is 20% with a target to reduce it to 15% by FY 2024-25 by augmenting to AB Cable and saturation of pre-paid meters.
To improve the quality, reliability and affordability of power supply, REC Limited has sanctioned for implementation of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme, Manipur amounting to Rs. 520.61 crore, with Gross Budgetary Support of Rs. 398.67 crore.
In the past year, five 33/11 KV sub-stations at Ibudhou Marjing, Leimapokpam, Hiyangthang, Khangabok Moirangpalli and Heirok were operationalized. Various existing 132/33 and 33/11 KV sub-stations were augmented with additional capacity. At present, 21 new 33/11 KV sub-stations and 2 new 132/33 kV Sub- Stations are under construction. For safe and secure grid operation and real time power supply management, a wide network of Fiber Optics cable of about 2,000 km. is being laid across the State. State Load Despatch Centre, Manipur was conferred the first ever "LDC Excellence Award" under the category of Emerging State Load Despatch Centres at the 9th International Conference on Power Systems-2021.
To achieve self-reliance in power generation, preparation of DPR is under process for 29 hydro projects with capacities of about 306 MW.
Twenty-eight sets of Standalone solar water pumping systems have been installed under 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evem Utthan Mahabhivan' Scheme Phase 1. Another 122 systems will be implemented in Phase II.
My Government has initiated implementation of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects at Phangrei Village of Ukhrul district for 3.5 MW and at Chawangkining Village of Kangpokpi District for 2.5 MW.
A total capacity of 5,505 kWp off grid connected rooftop solar power plants at 803 consumer premises were installed, generating about 60 lakh kWh per annum.
Agricultureand Allied Activities and Natural Resources
Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, 6.20 lakh farmers are enrolled and about Rs. 614.19 crore of income support were released to farmers.
Infrastructure development works were taken up under RKVY-RAFTAAR. Farmers training hall and hostel at Wangoi and Chandel are under construction. 4 Agro Market Sheds were constructed. Under value addition link production projects, 3,570 farmers were provided financial assistance for purchase of agricultural equipment and 7 Farmers Interested Group for Honey Bee Rearing.
Financial assistance was also released to 4,850 farmers for conducting demonstration on Wheat and Barley cultivation of 340 hectare and Integrated Nutrient Management and Integrated Pest Management demonstration for an area of 800 hectare. 145.44 Metric tonne of HYV paddy seed were distributed covering an area of 2,424 hectare. Considering hardship faced by famers due to scarcity of rainfall during Kharif 2022, 39 Metric tonne of Pea and 54.34 Metric tonne of Mustard certified seeds to cover 650 hectare and 5,434 hectare respectively were distributed at free of cost as an alternative Crop Plan.
Under PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-Per Drop More Crop, financial assistance through direct benefit transfer were provided to 5,043 individual small and marginal farmers for 5,043 sprinkler sets with water pumpset. Financial assistance for construction of 161 water harvesting structures, 49 Check Dams and 10 irrigation channels were provided to 220 farmers creating irrigation potential of 338 hectare.
83% of Soil Health Cards has been distributed against a target of 7,500 and promotion of Micro nutrients to an area of 15,000 hectare initiated based on the recommendation of soil testing.
PM Fasal Bima Yojana has been extended to all the sub-Divisions of the State with notified Crops, Paddy and Mustard.
Under the Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanization, the ratio of availability of farm power to agriculture land increased to 208.33% during the period from 2015-16 to December 2021.
An amount of about Rs. 7.87 crore was disbursed though DBT to 7,000 organic farmers for on-farm input production infrastructures and off-farm inputs under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development.
Under National Mission on Edible Oil and Oil Palm, Manipur planted 24 hectares in Jiribam District during 2021-22. MoU was signed with Godrej Agrovet Ltd. as Project partner. A Viability Gap Payment mechanism to assure remunerative return to the farmers has been introduced and the required MoU with Government of India to safeguard the interest of the farmers has been signed.
As part of initiative under "War on Drug 2.0", alternative livelihood opportunities through cultivation of quality horticultural crops were provided. In the previous year, 355 poppy farmers were brought under Organic Farming. During 2021- 22, 5 Model Horticulture Farms of 20 hectare each were set up at different locations under the scheme of "Cultivation of Horticulture crops as an alternative to poppy cultivation in Hill Areas", benefitting 100 farmers. During 2022-23 also, high value crops along with Hybrid winter vegetable seeds were distributed to poppy farmers who had voluntarily ceased cultivation of poppy, covering 985 acre and benefitting 600 farmers.
65 Farmer Producer Companies covering 37,900 hectare and 37,900 farmers were formed. Production of eleven high value organic crops under the brand of "Organic Manipur" was promoted. Major thrust given on high value export oriented and GI tagged crops has yielded fruits. Organic pineapple and dry organic king chili was exported to Dubai and the US respectively.
Manipur Organic Mission Agency, was awarded Second prize in Jaivik India award, 2022 in Government category. In addition, Chakhao Porieton Farmer Producer Company, Imphal West, promoted by MOMA was also awarded Second prize in FPC category.
With the inauguration of 200 MT Cold Storage at Kangmong, Imphal West and Fruit Preservation Factory (MAGFRUIT) at Food Park, Nilakuthi, problem of post-harvest crop losses of farmers would be further minimised.
During 2022-23, plantations were taken up on over 4,232 hectare of forest areas to increase the forest cover, restore degraded forests and to meet the requirements of forest produce. During the Van Mahotsav festival 2022, more than 75 lakh seedlings were planted across the state and about 14.35 lakh seedlings were distributed free of cost to public.
To reconcile records between Forest and Revenue Department, Joint Survey of 11 Reserve Forests and 7 Protected Forests have been completed.
Last year, 77 encroachers were evicted from various Reserved and Protected Forests.
For curbing unauthorized and illegal transportation of timber, checking of illegal encroachment and other forest products, 100 guns was procured and 49 personnel trained.
Management of Watershed in Manipur has become crucial for restoring ecological imbalances and maintaining the flow of ecosystem services. "Community based Sustainable Forest Management for Water Resource Conservation" was implemented in 3 watersheds of Singda, Imphal and Thoubal rivers as an Externally Aided Project.
Foundation Stone was laid for Integrated Management Plan of 3 water bodies of Utra Pat, Jaimeng and Waithou-Phumnom Pat. Enhancement of Ecosystem Services at Nungkot Sarbei Machengpat at Andro was inaugurated. Conservation efforts of Yaral Pat wetland are ongoing. Cleaning of Imphal River stretch from Kangpokpi to Sekmai and Rejuvenation of Nambul River at Imphal is continuing.
Hon'ble Members, to enhance fish production and productivity, under PM Matsya Sampada Yojana, 142 hectare of new ponds, 100 units of cage, 20 units of Bio floc, 8 units of hatcheries and input support for 220 hectare have been developed during 2022-23 providing benefits to 1,563 fish farmers. Under Group Accidental Insurance Scheme, 2,383 fish farmers were insured for the year 2022-23.
Under Loktak Livelihood Mission, 47 cage culture batteries and 36 pen culture have been installed.
For the first time under Natural Farming, Indigenous Cow Mela was organized in Bishnupur District. More such Cow Melas will be organized.
During the year, 25 veterinary hospitals and 58 veterinary dispensaries were renovated or newly constructed. Additional 8 veterinary hospitals were also constructed under RIDF and NABARD.
2 Feed Mixing Plants having a capacity of 2 to 3 tons per hour for production of Cattle and Poultry Feed were established under RKVY at Khumbong and at Noney under HADP.
Water Resources and Management
Hon'ble Speaker and Hon'ble Members, to develop irrigation facilities, 8 major and medium irrigation projects were taken up. Out of these, 7 projects with a total cost of over Rs.1,013 crore for creating a revised irrigation potential of 82,753 hectare, and for providing water supply of 9 Million Gallons per Day and 2.25 MW of Power were completed and 1 partially completed.
Under Extension Renovation and Modernization Scheme, my Government has taken up renovation and modernization works of the Loktak Lift Irrigation Project with a total cost of Rs. 81.59 crore to restore an irrigation potential of 17,400 hectare.
Under the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project Phase-II, the rehabilitation, improvement and comprehensive and sustainable dam and barrage operations of 5 completed projects of Manipur namely Singda Dam, Khuga Dam, Khoupum Dam, Imphal Barrage and Sekmai Barrage have been taken up at a cost of Rs. 311 crore.
The ongoing Thoubal Multipurpose Project with the revised total approved cost of Rs. 2,107.45 crore has been taken up with Central Assistance of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme to create an Irrigation Potential of 35,160 hectare, 10 MGD of water Supply and 7.5 MW of Power generation. The Project is targeted for completion by March, 2023 in all respects.
"Critical flood control and Anti-erosion works along rivers in Manipur River Basin which was sanctioned for an amount of Rs. 460.426 crore, is targeted for completion by 2024.
Hon'ble Members, New Development Bank has approved advance procurement for the project, "Rejuvenation of Lamphelpat water body to alleviate urban Flooding, providing sustainable Water Sources for Imphal City and Promoting Eco-Tourism" for a total cost of Rs. 650 crore under Externally Aided Projects.
Under National Hydrology Project, to improve the extent, quality and accessibility of water resources information and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources management and institutions in India, the State Water Informatics Centre of Manipur was established. "Construction of State Hydrological Data Centre" to house Hi-Tech equipment for flood forecasting and modelling has been completed. Installation of Real Time Data Stations of Surface and Ground Water are being installed for monitoring at 34 different locations of the State.
Construction of 375 Surface irrigation schemes and 550 Wells under PMKSY is targeted for completion in March 2023.
Construction of 550 Delivery Chamber and Branch Channel for Ground Water Irrigation is being taken up under NABARD-RIDF Funding.
Hon'ble Members, to integrate all activities crucial for increasing crop productivity and production in commands of irrigation projects, network of field irrigation channels and drainage system are developed and participatory irrigation management is being implemented through formation of Water User Associations. Command Area Development and Water Management Programmes are completed in 11,232 hectare out of 16,536 hectare in Thoubal Multipurpose Project (Phase-III) and 3,922 hectare out of 5,500 hectare in Dolaithabi Barrage Project.
Water Supply & Sanitation
Hon'ble Members, Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide functional household tap connections to over 4.5 lakh rural households in Manipur at estimated cost of Rs. 2,631.96 crore. Household with tap water connection was 5.74% of target in August 2019 and the same has now increased to 75%. Manipur is 11th Rank at National level and 1 Rank among North Eastern States in coverage of functional household tap connections. Out of 2,555 total villages, state has declared 412 Har Ghar Jal villages.
Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-III at a cost of Rs. 1,052.49 crore is under progress. Chingkheiching Water Treatment Plant for providing additional 45 MLD to Imphal City was also taken up under State Capital Fund and is under trial run. Drinking water distribution network for a total length of 356 km. in Imphal Municipal Corporation areas was completed under AMRUT. Installation of Smart Water Meter for 44,000 households is also under progress.
Integrated Sewerage System for Imphal City Phase-Il at a cost of Rs. 1,255.84 crore will be taken up with New Development Bank funding. The project will cover 16 IMC wards in Imphal City.
Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), my Government is targeting to achieve ODF plus status for Manipur by 2025. 30 Block Level Plastic Waste Management Units have been constructed for collection and segregation of plastic waste.
Connectivity (Works & Transport)
Hon'ble Members, I am glad to inform the August House that Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has conveyed approval of 4 road works with a total cost of Rs. 3,045 crore in the approved Annual Plan of 2022-23. It includes project for "Construction of 4 Lane Elevated Highways Project for a length of 25 Km". The construction of double lane Sawombung Bridge has been completed. Restoration and Rehabilitation of Sansak-Tengnoupal on NH-102A with a length of 202 km. at a contract cost of Rs. 136.33 crore has been completed.
Manipur Heli Service under the MHA subsidy scheme continues to connect Imphal with Tamenglong, Jiribam and Moreh. Helicopter service under RCS UDAN 2.0 Scheme will be started soon to connect Jiribam, Tamenglong, Moreh, Thanlon and Parbung. Construction of helipads are in full swing.
Urban Planning and Development
Under Smart City Mission, 9 projects amounting to Rs. 177 crore are completed.
111. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), all 27 Urban Local Bodies of Manipur are declared as ODF. 11 Municipal Councils are now certified as ODF+. All 305 wards of the Urban Local Bodies have started night sweeping of commercial areas with ward wise door-to-door collection.
Under the PM-SVANidhi Scheme, 11,603 applicants have been sanctioned assistance. 33,648 women under 3,227 SHGs were provided support through the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission. 6,701 urban poor beneficiaries were trained and 3,165 given employment.
Under the PMAY (Urban), 55,804 houses have been sanctioned. 10,401 houses are completed and another 34,603 houses are in different stages of construction. In PMAY (U) Award 2021, Manipur was awarded "Special award of recognition to State with Best Visibility and coverage of PMAY (U)" and Jiribam' Municipal Council bagged Third Position in "Best Performing Municipal Council" in NER and Hilly States Category.
My Government is envisaging a revenue collection of approximately Rs. 25 crore per year through property tax in all Urban Local Bodies. GIS based property tax module for Imphal Municipal Corporation is being implemented.
Transferable Development Rights Policy, 2022 was introduced and Manipur State Affordable Housing Policy for Urban Areas, 2022 was published. Manipur Urban Area Transit Oriented Development Policy, 2022 was also introduced to check horizontal growth of the cities.
Hon'ble Members, am glad to inform that Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved various projects which includes upgrading of existing water supply in 5 towns of Mayang Imphal, Moirang, Andro, Lamsang and Kakching for a total project cost of Rs. 62.37 crore, implementation of 24 x 7 water supply in metered area of Imphal for a total project cost of Rs. 28 crore, rain water harvesting park as a demonstration project and development of an Oxygen Park using bamboo as a medium.
Under the Revamped Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, for 2022-23, Rs. 50.65 crore has been approved by Government of India. Construction of 12 District Panchayat Resource Centres at a cost of Rs. 2 crore per centre at District Head Quarters was approved and construction for Kakching and Jiribam Districts are going on.
Five Gram Panchayats, namely Angtha GP, Khundrakpam GP, Heingang GP, Wangoo GP and Mayenglamjao GP, were honoured with National Panchayat Awards on National Panchayat Day, 2022. Kakching Zilla Parishad was also honoured for doing good works during the year, 2020-21.
During 2022-23, 112 works were completed with a road length of 1,097 km connecting 10 eligible habitations under PMGSY. Out of 2,124 works sanctioned cumulatively under PMGSY- I and II, 1,814 works were completed at an expenditure of Rs. 4,243 crore providing connectivity to 616 approved habitations through road length of 10,528 km.
Under MGNREGS, the average of days of employment provided for 2021-22 exceeded the national average by 6.39 days. To bring greater transparency. payments of wages, material and administrative expenses are paid 100% through Banks.Manipur has also been able to achieve 76.76% expenditure in Natural Resources Management compared to national average of 66.40%.
As part of 75 years of India’s Independence, 75 Amrit Sarovar are being created in each district by 15 August 2023.
Under PMAY-G, 18,104 Houses were completed out of allocated target of 34,482.
Under DDU-GKY Manipur, 5,027 candidates were trained in more than 30 trades and 2,328 placed.
Thoubal District won 2nd position in Best Performing District Category under NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyan in India. A state specific guideline for registration and monitoring of private de-addiction centres was framed. A state-run drug de-addiction centre with a capacity of 50 inmates was established at Sunusiphai, Bishnupur District. As a first of its kind in the country, one dedicated drug de- addition centre for transgender through PPP mode and two dedicated children homes for transgender through NGOs was started.
Under CM Widow Pension Scheme, pensionary benefit of Rs. 500 per month was provided to 10,000 widows. A new sub-component to provide pension of Rs.500 per month to Person with Disabilities was added under CMST, for providing pension to those whose degree of disability is 60% or above. Under State funds, fitment of artificial limbs to the amputees and persons with disabilities has started.
During 2022-23, 4 Livelihood Shelters for Widows were constructed in Churachandpur, Chandel, Imphal East and Imphal West districts at a cost of Rs. 28 crore. 3 Government Children Homes at a cost of Rs. 5.36 crore were also constructed in Ukhrul, Churachandpur and Chandel districts. Construction of one Government Aged Home in Imphal East at a cost of Rs. 2 crore was taken up.
Construction of ICDS Offices was taken up in four districts at a cost of Rs. 4 crore. A total of 32 Model Anganwadis were constructed.
Labour Welfare, Employment Generation and Entrepreneurship
10 Industrial Training Institutes are offering courses in 26 different Engineering and Non-Engineering trades. A new National Skill Training Institute started functioning at Government ITI at Takyel. Trades of all ITIs have been granted affiliation of National Council of Vocational Training.
Skill development programs are imparted under PMKVY 2.0. 21,448 beneficiaries have been trained and 9,783 given placement. Under PMKVY 3.0, Short Term Training was provided to 677 trainees. Recognition of Prior Learning in different courses have been accorded to 2,571 beneficiaries.
“Mega Job Fair” was organised with participation of 40 private job providers and more than 9,000 job-seekers.
So far, 10,434 number of newly introduced Labour Permit have been issued under Inner Line Permit System.
5,676 un-organized workers were enrolled in PM Shram Yogi Maandhan National Pension Scheme and 4,04,130 were registered on e-SHRAM Portal. During the year, 5,376 Building and Other Construction Workers were registered for providing benefit under welfare schemes of Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.
Textiles, Commerce and Industries
For 2023-24, my Government has paved separate roadmaps for production of handloom and handicrafts for Local Market, National Market and International Market. Under National Handloom Development Programme, 21 Handloom Cluster Projects, Mega Handloom Cluster in Imphal East and Craft Village at Moirang with a total outlay of Rs. 77.65 crore to cover 47,778 handloom weavers and artisans will be implemented.
Initiatives have been taken up to register Kouna Craft, Senga, Lik-Kol and more handloom and handicrafts products of Manipur under Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999.
MoU was signed with Amazon under Amazon Karigar to sell handloom and handicrafts products of Manipur through Amazon portal. The e-catalogue of handloom and handicrafts products was also launched by Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.
Production of locally manufactured readymade garment and school uniform was started to generate employment. Local plants, trees and herbs have been identified for production of large vegetable dyes in Manipur.
Construction of New Industrial Estates at T. M. Kasom, Khopuibung and Salemthar have been completed. Government of India has sanctioned additional Industrial Estates in Imphal East and Senapati districts.
Under Part-II of PM Gatishakti related Expenditure, “Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment”, construction of 20 Industrial Infrastructure Units at Tera Urak Industrial Estate, Salemthar Industrial Estate and for setting up of 3 Effluent Treatment Plants at existing 3 Industrial Estates was sanctioned for Rs 36 crore.
To promote Ease of Doing Business, web portal was launched through which services for issue of Factory Permit, Factory Licence, Mining Lease and Mining Permit are provided.
Construction of Mega Food Park at Yaithibi Khunou is under progress. The project aims at establishing additional 8 Primary Processing Centre in 8 districts.
Hon’ble Members, after a gap of 2 years, the biggest edition of Manipur Sangai Festival till date was organised at 13 venues for the first time under the theme of ‘Festival of Oneness’. The festival was celebrated across the state from Mao in the north to Behiang in the south. 4” State Level Shirui Lily Festival, 3rd State Level Barak Festival and Orange Festival were organized.
Mega tourism projects such as INA Headquarters at Moirang, Sangai Ethnic Park at Moirang Khunou, Development of Cave Tourism Project at Kangkhui Cave at Ukhrul, and Sagol Kangjei Statue at Heingang, which is the tallest polo statue in the world were completed and inaugurated. The 165 feet high National Flag, at Indian National Army (INA) headquarters at Moirang, measuring 30x40 feet was hoisted by the union home minister.
The new Manipur Tourism Policy, 2022, was approved. The State Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition Manipur, was launched.
Manipur Tourism was conferred the “Best Poster by State Government Award 2022” at the 37th IATO Annual convention.
Honb’le Members, Manipur Olympic Park at Sangaithel was inaugurated and dedicated to the public. Manipur hosted Imphal Chapter of the Durand Cup. 2022. 25th State Level Youth Festival and North East Regional Sports Week were organised.
Khuman Lampak Sports Complex is being upgraded to a world class sports centre through Public Private Partnership model. Artificial Intelligence and Digital experience is being implemented at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in collaboration with Samsung for training and coaching of athletes.
District Khelo India Centre was opened at 16 districts of Manipur. Setting up of additional District Khelo India Centre for each district is being taken up. Manipur ranked 4th position at the 4”Khello India Youth Games with 19 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Financial assistance was extended for promoting indigenous martial arts of Manipur and for building Shanglen for practising the arts, for conduct of 2nd Manipur State Olympic Games and for participation at the 36th National Games. Financial support of Rs. 100 lakh each was extended to two I-League Teams of Manipur, Rs. 3 lakh each to all MSL teams and Rs. 15 lakh to AMFA.
Arts & Culture
My Government is committed to preserve and protect the rich composite cultural heritage of Manipur.
The Kangla Nongpok Thong which is believed to be the Gateway to Peace and Prosperity for the State, was dedicated to the public. Work to preserve Panam Ningthou Immortal Fire and different Historical Monuments in and around Andro were completed. Statue of Maharaj Narasingh at Western Gate of Kangla Fort and restored statue of Maharaj Bhagyachandrana Shamu Phaba were unveiled. Chivu Chandrakirti Memorial Park in Churachandpur district was inaugurated and development works of protected historical site at Makhel was completed. Foundation stone was laid for Manipur Southern Cultural Centre at Behiang.
Artistes continue to be supported by providing pension under CMAT.
Under initiative of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, more than 5 lakh national flags were also procured and distributed for households. offices, public buildings and private institutions. Independence Day 2022 succeeded in bringing out the nationalism in each one of us, through joyful participation of the masses.
Relief & Disaster Management
The National Seismic Risk Mitigation Programme is being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of communities and their assets to natural disaster. Allotment of land for setting up of 1 Regional Response Centre of National Disaster Response Force and setting of Technical demonstration unit has been finalized.
About 4,800 participants including 300 community volunteers were imparted training on Disaster Management and Response.
My Government successfully coordinated search and rescue operations in the massive landslide at Makhuam in Noney in which 18 persons were injured, bodies of 58 victims were retrieved and 3 are still missing.
Out of 18 (Eighteen) cases registered with the Manipur Lokayukta, Preliminary Inquiries on 14 complaint cases were completed. Investigation has been completed on 3 (Three) cases.
158. The Manipur Staff Selection Commission Act, 2022 was notified to establish Manipur Staff Selection Commission with the mandate to make recruitments in subordinate services.
My Government is implementing e-Office across the entire State, ensuring greater transparency and efficient delivery of Government services.
e-District Project is operational in all districts providing citizens easy access to govemment services. eServices Manipur was awarded GOLD medal in “Public Digital Platforms-State Category” for Digital India Awards 2022.
Towards developing an IT industry in Manipur, IT SEZ is being set upon over 10.85 hectare of contiguous land at Mantripukhri, equally divided into Processing Zone and Non-Processing Zone.
MoU has been signed with Tata Technologies Limited for development of Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training in the Non-Processing Zone. MoU was also signed with KIIT University, Bhubaneswar for conducting skill development programs. A skilling and placement programme for 2,000 trainees in the IT and ITES sector was taken up and a total of 1,200 trainees were placed. MoU was also signed with HCL Technologies for 1-year training programme in IT skills for students who have passed Class XII with guaranteed placement facilities.
Towards establishing reliable data network in the state, SWAN connectivity for Horizontal Office of District Head Quarters and Block Head Quarters has been completed and made operational. Existing SWAN network has been upgraded.
360 villages of Manipur are included under 4G Saturation project. Till date, 103 sites have been identified and land allotted. 5G Services was launched in Manipur at 40 sites.
Science & Technology.
Honb’le Members, District Science Centre and Planetarium at Churachandpur and Ukhrul District at a total cost of Rs. 15.87 crore is targeted for completion during 2023.
Under Silk Samagra-ll, 4 projects worth Rs. 95.70 crore was approved for implementation and expected to provide meaningful employment to more than 3,000 beneficiaries.
Information and Public Relations
7 new District Information Offices were opened in the new districts.
Monthly pensions for journalists was increased to Rs. 8,000/- from Rs. 4,000/- and family pension to Rs. 5,000/- from Rs. 2000/- under the Manipur Working Journalist Pension Scheme.
Digitisation of rare and old photographs and videos currently stored in the Archives of Directorate of IPR have been initiated.
National Generic Document Registration System has been enforced in 6 districts allowing online registration of documents like sale and gift deeds of land.
E-Stamping has been adopted in Manipur to ensure greater authenticity, safer and more convenient method for payment of non-judicial stamps. This will improve collection of revenue.
Under SVAMITVA Scheme, drone survey for more accurate mapping of land properties has been completed for more than 30 villages.
Computerisation of land records was implemented in 507 revenue villages. Landowners can now download their jamabandi pattas at the click of a button.
My Government has also ensured speedy process of land acquisition for major developmental works in the State including construction of Railways, National Highways, Imphal Ring Road and major border roads.
Under Centrally Sponsored project for “Computerization of Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies”, 232 working Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies have been identified for implementing the project at a total cost of Rs. 907.12 lakh.
Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Department
During the current year, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department registered 11 FIR cases. 67 Preliminary Enquiry and Verification cases were registered during the year. ‘Online Vigilance Certificate Portal’ was launched to enable departments to obtain online Vigilance Clearance, required at the time of retirement, promotion, awards, etc. and thus improving transparency and service delivery.
Conclusion:Hon’ble Members, my Government will continue to work for welfare and inclusive development of the State. I look forward to the whole-hearted support and commitment of all Hon’ble Members.