CM Biren provides financial assistance to nine skilled self employed
Imphal, Oct. 20 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh handed over loan worth Rs. 46,50,000 to nine skilled self-employed persons of different districts at Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal on Friday.
The assistance ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lac. was provided under Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd. It may be mentioned that the bank authority identified these enterprising persons for providing loan after they pleaded for assistance to the CM on different Meeyamgi Numits.
Out of these nine persons, three are from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tengnoupal districts.
National awardee in Pottery, Machihan Sasa of Longpi Kajui village, Ukhrul district and mobile phone mechanic Nongmeikapam Suvangko of Samurou Mayai Leikai, who is a differently-abled person, were also included among the beneficiaries.
Interacting with the beneficiaries, Biren expressed pleasure that the government has been able to identify the needs of the public and actual concerns through Meeyamgi Numit(People’s Day) and Hill Leaders’ Day.
He also informs the loaners to repay loans regularly and maintain good relation with the bank so that they may avail bigger loans in future, he said that he met all these persons in the day’s function of Meeyamgi Numit (People’s Day) which were organised on 15th of every month (Hill Leaders’ Day on 10th of every month) since May this year, it made to provide easy access to the elected representatives and top bureaucrats.
Stating that some of the banks deny loans to deserving persons, the CM said that the new Government has started withdrawing money from such banks.
He opined that banks should give loans to needy but deserving persons instead of helping the well-to-do section alone.