Tamenglong: As part of a community outreach program of the government of Manipur to bring equal and all-round development in hills and valleys, Chief Minister, N Biren Singh Wednesday inaugurated an Oxygen Plant, additional 50 bedded hospital and Tamenglong Natural Football ground at Tamenglong district headquarters. Altogether 32 projects were also inaugurated virtually for Tamenglong and Noney district out of which 28 are completed projects and the foundation stone of four projects were also laid by the Chief Minister.
“Our aims and objectives are equal development, whether it is women, youth, or economically backward people and to make a progressive and development state”, said the chief guest of the inaugural function. Stating that ninety-nine per cent of the development work for Tamenglong is in full swing the Chief Minister sought the cooperation of the people in achieving these goals.
Biren Singh also announced that Tamenglong District has been selected to develop a health wealth centre where all the health center will be provided with 24/7 power uninterrupted by means of solar energy. “Health for all” scheme will also be launched by the first week of October for the people of Tamenglong and Noney district where health workers will be providing health services like checking BP hypertension, sugar, blood test, and even serious health problems like cancer and heart test right at the doorstep of people. He also stated that for minors, under the PM Modi health scheme Jan Aushadhi, a medicine that cost Rs 500 at the market can be purchased at Rs50.
“I’m really proud to see the land of Tamenglong district covered with forest. The main reason for visiting Tamenglong is to bring development and infrastructure for the people of Tamenglong” said the CM.
“The fact that the people of Tamenglong did not take compensation for the construction of road and donated the land for free will always be remembered in history and I promise to develop Tamenglong at any cost added”, N. Biren.
During his visit, he also released a sanction order of Rs 3 crores to build a Joint Tribe Council mini secretariat at the Tamenglong headquarters.
During his speech, CM also declared Kaimai Railway Station as Rani Gaidinliu Railways Station and he also promised the people gathering that the Rani Gaidinliu museum will be built at her native birthplace. Later CM also expressed his happiness on the news about Tamenglong Oranges receiving GI -Tag.
Tissue culture for the Oranges of Tamenglong is also in the pipeline and under the Central Agriculture University rupees Two crores twenty lakhs has been sanctioned to preserve and promote the orange of Tamenglong added CM of Manipur. He also requests the people gathered to introspect in what the government has left out in developing projects in their respective districts so that the government can perform the Work diligently and deliver it to the people.
The chief minister also announced to the public gathering that the shortest road from Tamenglong to Thingou railway station will be constructed at the earliest and under the backward development fund Rs 5 Crores has been sanctioned for developing the Zeme tribe of Tamenglong district.
During his Tamenglong visit, CM and his colleagues also distributed various materials, machinery, CMHT cards, Fingerlings, Smartphones to college students, Handloom manual machines to the 1182 selected beneficiaries under various schemes of Horticulture, Agriculture, Tribal Affairs, Fishery, Social Welfare and from Health Department.
Awongbow Newmai, Forest Minister and in charge of Tamenglong and Noney district also stated that the 50 years long-awaited for the construction of Tamenglong-Halflong and Tousem road has already started and so let us also acknowledge and appreciate the work done by the People’s Minister, N. Biren Singh.
Works minister Th Biswajit Singh, Forest, Environment minister Awangbow Newmai, Education minister S Rajen Singh, Tribal Affairs minister Vungagin Valte, Agriculture minister O Lukhoi, Advisor to CM Dr. Rajan Singh, and Caretaker Chairman of ADC Tamenglong Namsinrei Panmei attended the inauguration program as guest of honour.
The District Administration in coordination with Joint Tribes Council, Tamenglong welcomes the CM of Manipur and his team. More than 4000 people gather and welcome the chief minister of Manipur and his colleagues.