IMPHAL | Feb 24

Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today launched the state level Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) at Sati Khongnang, Bengoon, Mayang Imphal, Imphal West.

Minister for PWD, Th. Biswajit Singh, minister for CAF and PD Karam Shyam, minister for Agriculture V. Hangkhanlian, deputy speaker, K. Robindro Singh, MLAs H. Dingo, Asab Uddin, Th. Satyabrata, chief secretary, DGP and other top civil and police officials attended the launching function.

Speaking as chief guest of the function, CM said that the essence of doing politics is not a weapon to inject venom to others in the name of religion, caste, creed etc. but to serve the people to improve their lives. Within such short period, the government has initiated various human oriented mission and people centric schemes for the welfare of the people, he added.

Stating that the government has initiated various schemes for the welfare of the people, Biren said that the present government is committed to deliver human service to the people. “We need inclusive development so as to bring peace and harmony in the State” he cited.

Chief minister announced that Mobile Diagnostics Service would be launched on February 27 so that people can avail around 76 medical tests at their doorsteps. The results/ reports of such test would be given instantly, he added. There are 76 PHCs in the state and each PHC areas would be getting such Mobile Diagnostics Service. In future, people don’t need to go to hospitals for medical tests. At the first phase, 10 Mobile Diagnostics Service each would be launched in hill and valley districts, he mentioned.

Mentioning that various developmental works and welfare schemes are being implemented in the areas predominately resided by minority communities, chief minister stated that the government is trying to uplift the lives of the people belonging to minority communities. Around 2200 houses would be constructed in the Lilong AC under PMAY.  A women’s market is being constructed at an estimated cost of around 4 crores, he added.

CM also mentioned that around 14 crores farmers would be benefited under the PM-KISAN scheme. Each farmer would be getting Rs.6000 per year. For Manipur, around 10,500 farmers have been enrolled under the scheme. Each farmer has got Rs. 2000 for the first phase under the scheme, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Th. Biswajit said that it is the commitment of the present government to abolish the social inequality in the State. He cited that within such short span, the government has brought many positive changes in the State. Under the GTV mission, various welfare schemes is being made available at people’s doorsteps, he mentioned.

On the occasion, CM distributed CHMT and PMJAY cards to around 1900 people, LPG gas connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to 300 families, PM-KISAN card to around 1436 farmers, labour cards to 30 people, LED bulbs etc.

Prior to this programme, the chief minister inaugurated new building of PHC, Mayang Imphal and Komlakhong Police-Out Post. Earlier this morning, CM along with Th. Biswajit Singh also inaugurated Koirengei Bridge, Imphal. The bridge was constructed by PWD at an estimated cost of around 13 crores.

Meanwhile our Tamenglong correspondent reported that the district administration of Tamenlong also joined the nation-wide launching of government’s ambitious income-transfer scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), at Shekinu-Inn in Tamenlong District Headquarter.

Deputy commissioner, Ravinder Singh said that the PM-KISAN scheme is aimed at supplementing the financial needs of the small and marginal farmers which entails a direct cash support of Rs. 6,000 for farmers.

Under this scheme, small and marginal farmers with less than two hectares of land will get cash in their accounts in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each. He also lamented Aadhaar and bank account is mandatory for claiming benefits under the PM-KISAN scheme. The transfer of subsequent instalments will be done only on basis of Aadhaar-seeded database, and beneficiaries not having an Aadhaar card will have to be compulsorily enrolled under Aadhaar.

He further added that according to the scheme document an income of Rs 2,000 for four months will be directly credited to the bank accounts of eligible farmers in three instalments.

Ten farmers from Tamenglong and Tousem were also given a certificate of beneficiaries on this occasion. Meiningthuanliu Thaimei of Sonpram village, Keijinbui Gonmei of Dailong village, Namsureiliu Pamei of Dailong village, Pr Kiudiyang of Dailong village were identified for Tamenglong block.

Under Tousem block, Ngoumeibuing Riame of Tousem village, Kh.Thoipiliu of Taningjam village, Keheilungbe Niumai of Namtiram village, Lungkimliu Niumai of Phellong village, Disuangwiliu Niumai Phellong village and Kh. Sinlungbou Niumai of Taningjam village were identified.

District information officer (DIO) Bishnupur also supplemented that the scheme was launched at Bisnupur by deputy commissioner, Pawan Yadav at Mini Secretariat complex, Bishnupur.

The DC said that the scheme will benefit those farmers who have applied for the same as per the guideline. “Landholder farmer families with total cultivable holding up to 2 hectares will get a benefit of Rs. 6000 per annum in three instalments” he informed.

On this occasion, the first instalment of money under the scheme has been deposited in the bank accounts of 60 farmers directly. The programme is organised by District Administration in coordination with the District Agriculture Office, Bishnupur.

Youth Coordinator, NYK, Salam Dhana; BDO, Bishnupur, L. Manikanta; BDO, Moirang, K. Jadumani and AC to DC, Netu Singh attended the function as president and guests of honour respectively.

DIO Churachandpur also adds that the DC of the district, Shyam Lal Poonia launched the scheme for the district at DTC Hall, Tuibong. The DC also handed over selection letter to the selected beneficiaries during the programme.

Poonia said that the scheme is a part of the government’s effort to address farmers’ distress which will supplement the financial needs of the small and marginal farmers in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop yield. It will also commensurate with the anticipated farm income at the end of each crop cycle. The DC further added that the funds under this scheme would be transferred to the bank account of the beneficiaries electronically with a pattern similar to MGNREGS.

At the same time, PM-KISAN in respect of Pherzawl district was launched today by chairman, ADC Churachandpur, T. Paukhanlian at the camp office of Pherzawl DC located at Tuibong, Churachandpur today. The launch programme was attended by DC Pherzawl Mannuamching and other DLOs.


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