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Opposition grill Manipur government on Education, PDS in Assembly

Ranjit Singh moved policy cut for inability to distribute the local rice to the national security beneficiaries, and inability to fix the prices of goods.

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Imphal: Opposition members raised the issue of the lack of proper education infrastructure, Public distribution system in the state on Wednesday.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said there are 2,743 revenue villages in the state and 55 new applications seeking village recognition were received.
He said that land, number of households, approval from the Forest Department and District Council recommendation (Hill Areas) are the criteria for recognition of the revenue village.

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Social Welfare Minister Heikham Dingo replying to a question raised by Kh. Joykisan Singh said 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 for 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, one Anganwadi Centre on 300-800 population while
for Mini Anganwadi Centre on 150-300 population.

During Zero Hour, Th. Lokeshwar Singh highlighted the woes faced by people dependent on life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs.

Biren Singh also moved to defray Rs. 2525,42,94,000 for Education, Rs. 167,76,64,000 for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Rs. 138,89,10,000 for Panchayat, Rs. 939,35,73,000 for Water Resources Department, Rs. 92,44,99,000 for Horticulture and Soil Conservation,
Rs. 29,17,50,000 for Economics and Statistics Rs. 5,48,50,000 for Science and Technology.”

K. Ranjit Singh, K. Meghachandra Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram moved policy cut on account of the need for a policy to study Centre’s decision for inclusion of Hindi as a compulsory subject in the academic curriculum up to 10th standard, the need to maintain teaching staff for primary schools and colleges, inability to make the final seniority list of lecturers, non-transparency in the appointment of 206 lecturers, lack of preparedness to implement NEP at different levels.

Ranjit Singh moved policy cut for inability to distribute the local rice to the national security beneficiaries, and inability to fix the prices of goods.

Th. Lokeshwar Singh, moved policy cut for Lack of proper policy to complete Dolaithabi dam, inability to make new work programmes for the year of 2021-22 and 2022-23, and inability to preserve water bodies and natural canals for the supply of water to agricultural lands.

Th. Lokeshwar Singh moved policy cut for Lack of proper policy for distribution of seeds to farmers, Lack of proper policy for giving loans to the farmers. The demands were passed by the House unanimously.

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