Manipur CM Reviews Development Works, Meet Leaders at Ukhrul
| Brown Nongmaithem, Imphal, Manipur - 04 Jun 2019

By Brown Nongmaithem
Bureau Chief - IOP, Manipur

Imphal (Manipur), June 5, 2019: Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh reviewed progress and status of various developmental projects and works taken up by different Departments in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts in a joint review meeting held at DRDA Hall, Ukhrul District headquarters today.

During the meeting, Shri N. Biren Singh expressed his dissatisfaction over lack of progress in road development works in Ukhrul District. He also expressed serious concern over the shortage of drinking water in the district. He made his suggestion that people and Public Health Engineering Department should rope in rainwater harvesting so as to store more water for use during the lean season.

HODs of different departments like PHED, Medical, IT, BRTF, MOBC, and PMGSY, etc. briefed the Chief Minister by making PowerPoint presentations during the meeting.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the Chief Minister said that a similar review meeting was held during his last visit to the district. He said that today's meeting was conducted to review the progress of works presented/mentioned in the last meeting. Stating that a people's Government needs to go together with the public, the Chief Minister said that they should be made known what the Government is doing.

The Chief Minister observed that delegation of power to the ADCs is very much needed and the Government is trying its best to improve and empower ADCs in the State. He said that Cabinet decision would be taken in future regarding hike in honorium of ADC Members and shortage of manpower etc. He also said that although for various water supply scheme with a total cost of Rs. 2600 crore had been approved by the Centre, a newly revised DPR amounting Rs. 3200 crore had been prepared and submitted to the New Development Bank to ensure tap water to all the households of the State by 2022.

The Chief Minister also met ADC Members, Organising Committee members of Shirui Lily Festival, community leaders, CSO representatives, village authorities and prominent personalities of Ukhrul and Kamjong districts in the same hall.

CAF and PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Tribal Affairs and Hills Minister Shri N. Kayisii, Manipur State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Shri S. Rajen, MLAs Ksh. Biren, Alfred K. Arthur, Khasim Vashum, MIDA Chairman Shri O. Lukhoi, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP Shri L.M. Khaute, top civil and police officials were also present at the meeting.

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