Manipur CM launches 6 welfare schemes
IMPHAL — Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh launched six welfare schemes on Saturday in Imphal.
The welfare schemes launched were the Chief Minister’s Farmer Livelihood Support Scheme, the Chief Minister’s Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama, the Chief Minister’s Sportpersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme, Schemes for the Construction of Recognised Tribal Libraries with Digital Infrastructure, the Chief Minister’s Ima Nongthangleima Yaipha Tengbang Scheme, School Fagathansi Mission 2.0, and College Fagathansi Mission.
While briefing the media in Imphal, Singh informed that the state government would provide financial assistance of INR 1 lakh each to every family displaced due to the unprecedented conflict in the state. The financial support would be provided starting in January in four installments of INR 25,000 each.
The Chief Minister’s Farmer’s Livelihood Support Scheme is taken up to meet the identified gaps that cannot be met in the short-term by existing sources of funding and to provide coordinated, focused, flexible, quick and short-term support for agriculture-based livelihood activities.
Singh stated that to bring grassroots sports development and provide a healthy recreation facility for the youth, the government is also launching the Chief Minister’s Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama (CM’s One Village, One Playground) under this scheme, where one playground will be developed for each village in each of the 60 assembly constituencies.
The Chief Minister’s Sportpersons Livelihood Guarantee Scheme is to facilitate players in finding a way of life and means of livelihood. In the first phase, 1000 sportspersons will be covered.
He also informed about the construction of recognised tribal library halls with digital infrastructure adjacent to the museums of the different recognised tribes, which were developed in the recent past. The construction work will start in January 2024.
On the Chief Minister’s Ima Nongthangleima Yaipha Tengbang Scheme, Singh stated that the scheme would provide a monetary benefit of INR 500 per month (INR 6,000 annually) to women who are above 40 years old, are not beneficiaries of any existing government schemes and live without any source of livelihood so as to empower women, foster economic independence and contribute to their overall well-being.
Regarding the School Fagathansi Mission, which was launched in 2019 to give renewed thrust towards improvement in government schools, he noted that 120 schools had already been covered earlier under the mission. Under the new School Fagathansi Mission 2.0, another 120 schools will be covered.
The CM said the College Fagathansi Mission is launched with the intention of improving government colleges, adding that 20 colleges in the state will be covered with funding of INR 2.5 crores each for infrastructure development in the first phase.
He further mentioned that a 50 bedded building would be constructed under MAHUD to accommodate orphans who are over the age of 18.
Eight cabinet ministers, seven MLAs and officials of the state health department were also present during the media briefing.