IMPHAL, March 5 - Chief Minister N Biren Singh today inaugurated Manipur�s first fish feed mill. He also laid the foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 224 crore here.
Biren Singh launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYM), a pension scheme for unorganised workers, and distributed sewing machines, water tanks and bicycles to selected beneficiaries under the Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Scheme at a function.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the PM-SYM. He stated that funds for the construction of flyovers and the Imphal ring road had already been approved. Funds for an ambitious water supply project to provide tap water to all households are ready to be sanctioned, he added.
Ministers Th Biswajit (Works), L Jayantakumar (Health), K Shyam (Revenue), Th Shyamkumar (Forest), Letpao Haokip (Water Resources), Th Radheshyam (Education) and Losii Dikho (Public Health Engineering) also spoke in the function, which was attended by Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen, Assembly Deputy Speaker K Robindro, 17 MLAs, Chief Secretary Suresh Babu and DGP LM Khaute.
Later, the Chief Minister distributed PM-SYM cards to selected ASHA workers and unorganised sector workers to mark the launch of the Central Government scheme.
Manipur Assembly Session ends: The seventh Session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, which began on February 20 last, concluded with the passage of the Manipur Appropriation Bill, 2019, on Monday evening.
The Bill was introduced by Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar who holds the Finance portfolio.
Prior to it, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, replying to a call attention motion on the reports of a general strike on the demand for inclusion of the Meitei/Meetei community in the ST list moved by Opposition Congress MLA K Meghachandra, informed the House that the Government is taking up the issue �positively�.
Biren Singh said that the Manipur State Commission for the Scheduled Tribe Act, 2014 was notified in the State Gazette on March 27, 2014. On August 8, 2016, the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribes was constituted for examining the ST demand with RS Golmei as the chairman of the committee.
The Assembly Session was originally scheduled till March 8, but it was shortened in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, thanking officials of the Treasury and Opposition benches for their cooperation in the smooth conduct of the Budget Session and media persons, Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand adjourned the Session sine die.