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Manipur Assembly adjourned sine die

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Aug 24, 2021 11:37 pm
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N Biren Singh speaking during the concluding session of the Manipur state assembly on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent
Imphal, Aug. 24 (EMN):
The 13th session of the 11th Manipur Assembly which had three sittings from August 20 onwards was adjourned sine die on Tuesday.

The five-day-long session witnessed 18 starred questions, with the passing of seven government Bills and introduction of seven other Bills, 16 unstarred questions, five calling attention motions, 17 intimation of government Assent Bill, one motion for extension of time for presentation of committee report and four presentation of committee report.

On the concluding day of the session, the state’s Tribal Affairs and Hills (TA and Hills) Minister, Vungzagin Valte gave a statement on ‘The Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Councils Bill, 2021’.

He said that the department of TA and Hills has consulted all stakeholders including the law department and office of the advocate general and they have opined that the Bill needs careful examination according to due process of law and the same has been processed, by duly constituting a committee. He stated that he himself being a tribal and the minister in charge of the TA and Hills department would like to protect the interest of the tribal communities and take up developmental activities in the hills at all times.

Earlier replying to a call attention motion on the reported deteriorating condition of the Manipur Guest House at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, the state Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the government has already taken up works to increase the number of state Bhawans’ and guesthouses in other states.

He said the government is under process to transfer the present Manipur Guest House at Vellore from Social Welfare to General Administration department. Stating that the guesthouse, which has 11 flats in three blocks is in a deplorable condition and only four flats are presently used for lodging purpose, he stated that the government would try to acquire a new site at Vellore and operate the present guesthouse properly by engaging some contractual staff until then.

Meanwhile, responding to a question raised by Congress MLA Surjakumar Okram, Deputy CM Y Joykumar who holds Finance portfolio said that there has been adverse impact on the economy of the state due to Covid-19 lockdown and curfew. He also tabled a statement in this regard in the house on Tuesday. As per the statement, it said free rice and pulses have been distributed to NFSA beneficiaries, ration card holders and stranded migrants under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana. The state will also provide income support of INR 5000 per family directly affected by Covid-19 under CM’s Covid-19 affected livelihood support scheme.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Aug 24, 2021 11:37:54 pm