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Manipur Assembly passes demands for excess grants of five departments

MAHUD Minister Y Khemchand said the government is targeting to start production of electricity from the waste to energy plant at Lamdeng by August 22.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 26 Jul 2022, 5:45 pm

Manipur Assembly Building (PHOTO: IFP-Thomas Ngangom)
Manipur Assembly Building (PHOTO: IFP-Thomas Ngangom)

The 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed a total amount of Rs 187,02,69,000 for Excess Grants of five departments for the year 2017-18.

The demands included Rs 11,70,72,000 for State Legislature; Rs. 139,98,47,000 for Finance; Rs 27,63,84,000 for Labour and Employment; Rs 5,57,08,000 for Textiles, Commerce and Industries and Rs. 2,21,58,000 for sericulture.

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Chief Minister N Biren also introduced the Manipur Appropriation (No. 3) Bill, 2022 (Bill No. 11 of 2022) and The Manipur Appropriation (No. 5) Bill, 2022 (Bill No. 13 of 2022) in the house.

Meanwhile, MAHUD minister Y Khemchand said that the government is targeting to start production of electricity from the waste to energy plant at Lamdeng by August 22 this year.

Replying to a starred question by MLA K Ranjit, the minister said that three trials have been conducted so far for production of electricity.

He further clarified that the project was delayed in seeking approval of rates for electricity from Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission and after one part of the machine broke down.

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Khemchand, in another separate question by MLA Surjakumar Okram, said that the National Electronic Fund Management and Management System (NeFMS) has covered all other states and UTs except Manipur.

He clarified that the NeFMS can be implemented only upon implementation of Electronic Fund Management System (eFMS) in the entire state. Presently, eFMS is being implemented in 34 out of the total 70 blocks in the state and NeFMS could not be implemented in the state in view of the Supreme Counrt’s interim order passed in August 2020, directing to continue with the existing system of payment to the workers of MGNREGS in respect of 34 non-eFMS blocks in the hill districts.

In another question raised by MLA Kh Joykisan, Fisheries minister H Dingo said that the department of fisheries has taken up Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and Loktak Livelihoods Mission for fish farmers in the state. Under PMMSY, grants are given to the beneficiaries for establishment of hatcheries, construction of ponds and setting up of bio-floc units and under the Loktak Livelihoods Mission, grants are provided to the fishermen for establishment of cage culture, pen culture, seed production units etc., he said.

 

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First published:26 Jul 2022, 5:09 pm

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