Imphal: The state government revived its initiative to deliver governance at the doorstep and bring inclusive development in the state with chief minister N. Biren Singh launching the Go to Village 2.0 at Moijing Public Playground, Thoubal District today. The programme was organised by the district administration, Thoubal.
Works minister Thongam Biswajit, Education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, Tribal Affairs and Hills minister Vungzagin Valte, Agriculture minister Oinam Lukhoi, CAF & PD Minister Thokchom Satyabrata, deputy speaker Kongkham Robindro, chairman, Manipur Pollution Control Board L Radhakishore, chairman, Manipur Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Heikham Dingo, MLA Wangjing Tentha AC P. Brojen, MLA Lilong AC Y. Antas Khan, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, administrative secretaries and other government officials attended the programme among others.
During the programme, N Biren Singh distributed assistance under various schemes including smartphones under CM e-Support Scheme, textbooks, uniforms, sports equipment under Education Department, Manipur Start-Up Scheme, Cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), Widows’ Pension Scheme, Pension, aid and appliances for physically challenged, Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) among others.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that Go to Village 2.0 had been launched to continue village to village visits of government officials making sure that governance reaches every corner of the state. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the earlier initiative of taking governance to the doorstep of people was on hold for some period, he added. He continued that the Government under the leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi had taken up certain welfare schemes for its people. If benefits of all such schemes reach the targeted beneficiaries then the lives of poor and needy people in the State would be more comfortable. As such, the Government had taken up such a programme to ensure equal development, he added.
Stating that certain stalls of different departments and banks had been opened at the Moijing Playground, N Biren urged the people of Moijing to visit the stalls, seek information and access benefits of certain schemes being introduced for the welfare of people. Continuing that very few applications had been received from village areas for Start-Up so far, he urged the youths of the area to apply for Start-Up if they had any proper plan for starting an activity for their living. He maintained that the Government was always ready to take up all necessary steps to ensure that youths of the state go in the right direction and foster development.
He informed that the Government had brought a new scheme ‘The CM widow Pension Scheme’ to provide monetary support of Rs 500 every month to widows. He further briefed about benefits under different schemes of the Government. He continued that the State had been able to maintain peace due to the prevalence of work culture in the mind of the people. He hoped that Moijing Village would go forward to the path of development in various sectors soon. Informing that the Government had covered around 2,669 villages in the earlier Go to village mission, he added that many more villages would be covered under the Go to Village 2.0.
Works minister Thongam Biswajit stated that the state had witnessed development in all sectors, including health, connectivity, water supply, handloom and handicrafts and education among others, in the last four and half years under the leadership of N. Biren Singh. He continued that the Government with all its initiatives had ensured the benefits of people-oriented schemes reached its targeted beneficiaries.
Stalls of different government departments and banks had been set up at the playground to provide assistance to the people of Moijing under the Go to Village 2.0. The stall will remain open. on November 2, 3 and 5, 2021.
During the programme, a Shumang Leela titled ‘Keidoubei Kidoino’, which was produced by DIPR to spread awareness on the Covid-19 pandemic was also staged.