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Full budget session for Manipur begins

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 02, 2018 10:32 pm
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Imphal, Feb 2 (EMN): The full budget session of the Manipur Assembly began with state Governor Dr Najma Heptulla’s address on Feb. 2 Fri.
In her address, Dr Heptulla admitted that the state government has made continuous efforts to remove the emotional and developmental gap between various communities in the state.
“My government will focus on all-round, inclusive and harmonious development in the state and will leave no stone unturned to realise this objective,” she said while highlighting the “regular and structured interaction with the public” under the banner ‘Meeyamgi Numit’(people’s day) and ‘Hill leaders day’.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has been meeting public leaders on two occasions namely ‘Hill leaders day’ on the 10th day of every month and Meeyamgi Numit (People’s day) on every 15th day since the BJP-led coalition government came to power in March 2017.
On the law and order front, the governor said that the government has kept the doors open for negotiation with insurgent groups in view to bring them into the mainstream. About 75 cadres of different insurgent groups surrendered this year. At the same time, the government has initiated measures to set up the state human rights commission which has been lying dormant for some time, Dr. Heptulla said.
To fight against the increasing crime against women, a fast track court has been established besides setting up three new family courts in Imphal East, Thoubal and Bishnupur district, she added.
On the food security, she also informed the house that the government is currently giving monthly rations to 22,47,548 beneficiaries belonging to AAY and priority households.
In education sector, the government intends to develop model schools in five districts at a cost of INR 20 crore each in the coming years, she added.
Also, the Dhanamanjuri university is said to be made functional from the academic session 2018-19.
In power sector, she said 2,457 villages out of 2,582 census villages have been electrified so far. The remaining 25 will be converted by the end of 2019.
Similarly in water resource and management sector, the government also intends to put in place comprehensive legislation for protection, management and development of wetlands in the state, she said. Later the house has been adjourned till Monday as there will be no sitting on Sat. and Sun. The budget session is scheduled to conclude on Feb. 23.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 02, 2018 10:32:34 pm