Imphal: Leader of the House, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh while informing the House that there are 2,743 revenue villages, appealed to all bureaucrats to strictly implement the rule of law while giving recognition to new revenue villages.
The Chief Minister was giving his reply to a starred question raised by MLA K. Ranjit Singh during a question hour of the ongoing 9th Day of the 2nd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
Further, N. Biren stated that 55 applications seeking for village recognition have been received by the Revenue Department. He also mentioned that number of households, approval from the Forest Department and District Council recommendation (Hill Areas) are the criteria for recognition of the revenue village.
While replying to a starred question raised by MLA Kh. Joykisan Singh, TA& Hills Minister Letpao Haokip stated that the Union Ministry for Development of Tribal Areas has sanctioned Rs. 40750.273 lakh from 2012 to date.
Social Welfare Minister, Heikham Dingo, replying to a starred question raised by MLA Kh. Joykisan Singh informed the house that there are 11,510 Anganwadi Centres in Manipur out of which 9,958 are Main AWC and 1552 Mini AWC.
The Minister further mentioned the following criteria of establishing Anganwadi Centres – 1 (one) Anganwadi Centre for Urban/Rural on 400-800 population, Mini Anganwadi Centre on 150-400 population and for tribal/hilly/difficult area, 1 (one) Anganwadi Centre on 300-800 population while for Mini Anganwadi Centre on 150-300 population.
During the Zero Hour, Th. Lokeshwar Singh highlighted the report from the newspaper on the woes faced by those people dependent on life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs.
Reacting to news reports of the arrest of the ATSUM leader, Ram Muivah drew the attention of the House and suggested extending an invitation to the ATSUM leaders for a dialogue to apprise them of the steps taken up by the House to bring a consensus solution