Updated 5 Apr 2022, 3:54 pm
Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday announced that a comprehensive survey will be carried out in 68 sub-divisions of Manipur with an objective to provide a source of livelihood to every family.
In a press conference held at his secretariat, he announced that the Chief Minister gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) will be relaunched by raising the insurance cover to Rs 5 lakh per family.
Biren said that as a continuation of the ‘Go to Village’ mission, a survey will be carried out in 68 sub-divisions to identify the grievances of each family such as absence of gas connection, tap water, unemployment and so on. And in-charge called ‘pravari’ has been appointed for all sub-divisions to carry out the survey, he said.
Under the appointed in-charge MCS officers, there will be MCS, Manipur Finance Service and Manipur Forest Service to incorporate the survey, he said.
Local leaders will also take part in the survey to make it more efficient, the chief minister added.
Biren further said that a survey report has to be submitted within two months. Based on that survey, a family that does not have any proper source of income will be provided a source of livelihood through a Start Up Scheme and assisted with other government welfare schemes, he mentioned.
To materialize this objective of providing a source of income to economically deprived families, the amount earmarked for the Start Up Scheme has been increased to Rs 100 crore from Rs 30 crore. Besides, a corpus fund will be kept in the Planning department, Biren added.
As per the decision taken in cabinet, the amount regarding the CMST will be increased to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh, he further said, adding, it will be enforced from today onwards.
He said that there are 5.24 lakh beneficiaries for CMST and around 3.5 lakh for Ayushman Bharat. As many as 300 villages have been covered under the Health for All Scheme so far, he said. The scheme will continue to cover all the villages, he added.
Biren further said that to combat the scarcity of water as an impact of deforestation and climate change, rain water harvesting will be adopted in every government department, institutions and schools under ‘Catch the Rain’ programme. Instructions have been issued to all concerned regarding this, he added.
To conserve catchment areas and deforestation in hill areas, action plans will be taken up in association with all elected MLAs from hill regions, IAS officers, ADCs and village chief, he added.
Biren also mentioned that steps for conservation of paddy and agricultural lands will be taken up.
As a 50-year plan, a project for widening of roads along all highways and inter-village roads will be taken up soon, he further said, appealing that the people should co-operate in this initiative.
First published:5 Apr 2022, 3:38 am
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