IMPHAL, June 10 - Around 800 people including village chiefs and civil society leaders from the hill districts of Manipur today met Chief Minister N Biren Singh during the 2nd Hill People�s Day at his bungalow here on Saturday.
The Chief Minister personally interacted with the people, including many from far-flung and border areas, for more than five hours without any break at the CM�s Secretariat from 8.45 am to 2.30 pm today, according to official sources.
Like on �Meeyamgi Numit� (People�s Day on every 15th of the month), people gathered at the gate since early morning to meet the CM.
Singh said that village chiefs and organisation leaders mainly put up issues concerning bad road condition, drinking water problem, absence of playground and community hall, etc. He also said that he has been able to discover many unnoticed issues and matters on Hill People�s Day and Meeyamgi Numit.
The Chief Minister said that most of the problems faced by the people of hill districts can be sorted out through the recently announced Hill Area Development Programme, which would initially cover Chandel, Tamenglong and Churachandpur districts.
He further said that a detailed project report amounting to Rs 600 crore for revamping inter-village roads and approach roads had been sent to the Centre.