Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched ‘Go to Hills 2.0’ in a glittering function held at Peace Ground, Tuibong, Churachandpur Monday. The official rollout of the campaign was marked by the inauguration of more than 30 projects, foundation stone laying of many others, the announcement of new and ongoing projects and distribution of benefits under different schemes.
Prior to his arrival at district headquarters, N. Biren Singh visited Singhat sub-divisional headquarters in a helicopter and inaugurated a 30-bedded Special Block of CHC, Singhat. He also handed over an ambulance to the CHC authority.
Later, he proceeded to Churachandpur District headquarters in the same helicopter and inaugurated a Trauma Care Centre and a PSA Oxygen Plant of 500 LPM at District Hospital, Churachandpur. He also handed over an ambulance to the hospital authority. From there, he went to Peace Ground, Tuibong where the official launching of ‘Go to Hills 2.0’ was held.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that the primary objective of the Go to Hills 2.0 is to deliver the welfare schemes under different departments such as PMAY, CMHT, PMJAY, livelihood support schemes affected by COVID-19 etc. to the beneficiaries. He said that the government would identify the eligible and deserving beneficiaries of various schemes and all the government services will be delivered at their doorsteps.
The Chief Minister stressed that altogether 32 projects worth Rs. 37.34 crore are being inaugurated and laid one foundation stone of one project estimated Rs. 4.51 crore for Churachandpur district today. Items worth Rs. 51.52 crore were distributed to 59,837 beneficiaries, he added. He further mentioned that there are 342 ongoing projects for Churachandpur and Pherzawl with a total cost of Rs. 1100 crore.
Stating that the BJP led government does not give false promises to the people, Biren Singh opined that 88 projects worth Rs. 381.3 crore have been completed and dedicated to the people in the last four and half years. The government is investing huge sums of money for infrastructural development in the hill districts of the State, he added.
Clarifying the issue of Article 371C of the Indian Constitution, the Chief Minister assured the people that the State government is committed to protect and uphold the spirit of the Constitution of India and the government will protect and provide the autonomy of the hills, he added. He said that false propaganda that affects the unity and integrity of the State should be avoided.
Works Minister Th. Biswajit, Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip, Education Minister S. Rajen, TA & Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte, PDA Chairman T. Robindro, MTDC and MANIREDA Chairman Ginsuanhau and ADC Churachandpur Caretaker Chairman Khaipau Haokip among others were present at the event.