Manipur CM Biren inaugurates 95 projects, lays foundation stone for 17 projects in Senapati

The first anniversary of N Biren Singh-led government 2.0 was celebrated at Senapati Public Ground with Chief Minister N Biren Singh as the chief guest of the celebration on Thursday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 15 Apr 2023, 4:14 pm

(Photo: DIPR)
(Photo: DIPR)


The inaugural of 95 projects worth Rs 22,450 lakh and the laying of a foundation stone of 17 projects worth Rs 7605 lakh marked the celebration of the 1st anniversary of the Biren Singh-led Manipur government 2.0.

The first anniversary of N Biren Singh-led government 2.0 was celebrated at Senapati Public Ground with Chief Minister N Biren Singh as the chief guest of the celebration on Thursday.

N Biren Singh was sworn in as the chief minister of Manipur for the second time on March 21, 2022 after his party, the BJP won the general election to the Manipur Legislative Assembly.

Biren and other dignitaries were accorded a rousing welcome by the leaders of civil society organisations, students organisations, church leaders and the public on their arrival to the function venue.

Addressing the gathering, Biren expressed that he was overwhelmed by the warm welcome accorded to him and his cabinet colleagues by the people of Senapati. He also appreciated the Planning Department and the District Administration, Senapati for organising the anniversary celebration in a grand way.

Stating that the government had chosen Senapati district to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the his government 2.0, Biren said Senapati district is on its path to become the 2nd capital of Manipur in terms of sports, it being the first hill district to have an artificial football turf.


Biren said the district would see a considerable change in the sports infrastructure development once the indigenous wrestling stadium and the  football field at Karong are completed. Thangal Memorial Football Stadium would also be constructed soon at Thangal village, he said.

Biren further informed that a Critical Care Block with 10 ICU beds will be constructed at Senapati District Hospital with an estimated cost of Rs. 28 crore. Specialist doctors will also be stationed at the block to check seriously ill patients, he added.

He also spoke on various development works taken up during the last one year of his government, and said the cabinet had approved to implement the “One family one livelihood” initiative.

The government had earlier announced to give livelihood to each and every household.

Biren further informed that anyone from a family with no source of livelihood can apply for a loan of Rs 10 lakh with 30 per cent grant. An amount of Rs 100 crore had been allocated in the budget for the same, he added, asking the public to take advantage of it.

Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Th. Biswajit Singh, while delivering his speech, stated that public support is needed for successful implementation of government programmes and development of the state.

He maintained that the present government had been taking up governance in a different way to bring balanced development, mentioning the Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day initiatives of the government.

Speaking on climate change, he maintained that the state government had been taking up various initiatives as per law, to conserve the forest land of the state, adding that the government is not against anyone. He further appealed to the public to take their part in conserving forest areas to mitigate climate change.


Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam stated that Manipur had witnessed lots of changes and development in the last one year, adding that projects inaugurated today was the proof. Every programme of the Government is focused on development, he said.

Citing various infrastructure developments taken up in the state as the reason for getting the opportunity to host certain events like G20 Summit, Tri Nation Football Tournament, he mentioned that hosting the Grand Finale of Femina Miss India in the state would be historic.

The minister continued that the state government aims to bring balanced development across the state, informing that the percentage of budget allocation for development of hill areas has increased in recent years.

During the programme, Biren handed over the appointment order to Pangambam Romita Devi, wife of VDF late N Premananda, as cook in the Police department. Late Premananda went missing while attending duty to destroy illegal poppy plantations and later found dead in an area under Chakpikarong Police Station in Chandel district.

As a part of the programme, the chief minister also felicitated Government Department and officials for their contribution in certain fields.

A booklet and a short film on the achievement of the first year of the government were released by the Chief Minister. A short film on War on Drugs 2.0 was screened during the programme. After the end of the programme, a friendly football match was played between CM’s 11 and Senapati 11 at the newly inaugurated Astro turf at the Public Ground.

Cabinet ministers, members of Parliament, members of Legislative Assembly, the chief secretary, director general of police, senior civil and police officers, CSOs, church leaders and the general public of Senapati district attended the function.

Also Read: Manipur Cabinet to grant Rs 10 lakh incentive under 'One Family, One Livelihood' scheme


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