Imphal, Nov 19 (UNI) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that Manipur will transform in the next 4-5 years with the pace at which his government is moving.
He said the primary objective of his government is to serve the poor, to provide employment to unemployed youths and sustainable livelihood to various people, he said, addressing the inaugural function of Manipur Cab Services, here.
On Meeyamgi Numit (People’s Day), celebrated on the 15th of every month, many people were seeking soft loans from banks for self-employment, Mr Singh told the gathering.
The Chief Minister said that many entrepreneurs have been given soft loans in the first phase while around 4000 entrepreneurs have applied in the second phase of the Start-up Policy.
He said that the present government is trying its level best to maintain transparency and Corruption Free State.
Highlighting various initiatives of the government for the welfare of the people, Chief Minister said that the government has also initiated “Loktak Livelihood Mission” to provide employment opportunities to fish farmers and youths of Manipur.
He said his government has been able to restore people’s faith in the government. Unlike previous governments, the government has received a sum of around Rs. 1 crore as monetary assistance for the Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 from various sectors of the State.
About the installation of the traffic light system in the Imphal area recently, Chief Minister said that no vehicle is seen parked on the zebra crossing in the roads after the new system. To ease the traffic congestion in the Thangal Bazaar stretch, the Chief Minister said that no vehicular traffic and parking have been allowed along the Thangal Bazar stretch.
He said the Centre has recommended to sanction Rs. 2600 crores for Manipur to achieve the target of safe drinking water to every household by 2022. He also stated that the Centre has agreed to increase the Open Market Borrowing by Rs. 100 crores.
Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Y. Khemchand said that in such a short period, the government has able to minimize the gap between the hills and valley people of the State.
It may be mentioned that Manipur Cab Service is owned by Imphal Finance Co-op Thrift & Credit Society Ltd.
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