Manipur hold special Gram Sabha meeting
Imphal, Nov. 17 (EMN): To ensure the general public of their basic rights and responsibilities besides giving maximum participation to avail of the benefits of the government schemes, the third special Gram Sabha meeting of Langthabal Mantrikhong Naorem Leikai was held at Singjamei Naorem Leikai Community Hall in Imphal on Saturday.
The meeting was held with the main objective for approving the preparation and formulation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan.
It is only when the public realize the importance of one’s responsibilities and entitled rights, the state will march on the road to development, said Revenue Minister Shyam.
He said public should be aware of their rights in connection with NFSA, job cards, water supply, local area development funds, roads and transport matter and address their grievances to the government freely in a democratic way.
The minister also announced that there will be a meeting on December 4 at DC Office in Imphal West to discuss revenue matter and lay down strict guidelines in connection with land demarcation according to the laws of the land.
“There are around 1800 job cards for this Gram Sabha area comprising of about 5100 voters. Out of Rs 3 crores budget allocated for local area development funds, Rs 45 lakhs have been put into for construction of 30 houses of the Kendra and Rs 10 lakhs have been used for completing the Dr Kamal Complex,” Shyam informed.
For undertaking the welfare activities of Chajing Awang Leikai, INR 16 lakhs have been invested and around INR 22 lakhs used for the religious pursuits of Karam Holy shrine, he informed.
Ex- Zilla Parishad Member L Birenyaima appealed the public to read government publications about welfare schemes like NREGA and others to keep themselves update with the latest development and get the rights they are entitled to.
Drawing attention of Minister Shyam on the vagaries and problems of both floods and drought on the adjoining paddy fields located north of Manipur University, one of the participants said that the field needs to be looked into with proper consideration.