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Manipur Cabinet approves plastic-policy

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: May 19, 2022 10:42 pm

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Imphal, May 19 (EMN): Manipur State Cabinet approved the Manipur Plastic-Policy 2022 in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s objective to phase out single-use plastics by 2022, officials in Imphal informed on Thursday.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh chaired a state cabinet meeting with all 11 the ministers in attendance and approved the policy on Wednesday evening.

The policy seeks to tackle the multi-faceted plastic pollution by regulating use of plastics, says a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal.

It further states that any person found dealing in or using plastic items in contravention of the direction stipulated in the policy will face imprisonment up to five years with a fine extendable up to INR one lakh.

Further, the state cabinet also reviewed the progress of the 100 days programme. Soon after forming a new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for the second term in March this year, the state government announced 100 action points to be taken up during its first 100 days in office.

As part of the 100-action points for the first-100 days of the new government, the state cabinet resolved to take up immediate steps to double the width of 79 roads consisting of 57 roads in Greater Imphal area, 10 in other district headquarters in the valley areas and another 12 roads in the hill district headquarters, the release said.

The cabinet further approved the Manipur Tourism-Policy 2022 considering the changing scenario of the tourism industry in the world. The policy seeks to harness the tourism potential of the state, create employment and livelihood opportunities, to encourage investment and increase revenue generation.

The cabinet also decided to launch a district ‘Hill Leaders Day’ and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ to bring government services at the doorstep of the general public.

‘Meeyamgi Numit’ and ‘Hills Leaders Day’ are being organised on 15th and 10th of every month to hear the grievances of the people.

Deputy commissioners of the districts have already been asked to earmark a single day of every month in their district to hold a district-level ‘Meeyamgi Numit’, where the general public can address their specific grievances or suggestions.

Meanwhile, regarding the Start-Up idea Covid scheme, the cabinet has approved a 100 percent subsidy of INR 30,000 as first instalment seed money to support certain categories of applicants.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: May 19, 2022 10:42:04 pm