Manipur: Total 2,679 villages covers under ‘Go to Village’ first phase, says CM

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated ‘Go to Village 2.0’ for Imphal West District at a function held at Eco Tourism Park, Salam Thongkhong.

Organised by the Imphal West District Administration, the programme will continue for three days till November 17. Stalls of different government departments have been set up at the venue to provide services to the people.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the ‘Go to Village’ mission has been taken up as an initiative to ensure doorstep delivery of services, and that such initiative would help regain the erstwhile bonding and trust among different communities of the state.

Understanding the hardships faced by the people of far-flung villages in visiting government offices for availing welfare schemes, the government has aimed to provide various services and facilities at the people’s doorstep, he added.

Informing that a total of 2,679 villages have been covered under Phase I of ‘Go to Village’ and ‘Go to Hills mission’, the CM continued that Phase II of the missions would cover the remaining villages. He also mentioned benefits provided under various welfare schemes and said a total of around 5 lakh people had availed of the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) cards and 3.5 lakh had availed of the Ayushman Bharat cards.

During the programme, the CM inspected the stalls set up by different departments of the state government and distributed assistance of various schemes under different department, including wheelchairs, old-aged pension schemes, Cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), and aid and appliances for physically-challenged among others.

Agriculture Minister Oinam Lukhoi, MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, Deputy Speaker, Manipur State Legislative assembly Kongkham Robindro, Chairman, Manipur Buildings & Others Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Heikham Dingo, MLA for Konthoujam AC Dr Sapam Ranjan, MLA for Wangjing Tentha AC Paonam Brojen, MLA for Langthabal AC Karam Shyam, Adyakshya, Imphal West Zilla Parishad RK Taruni, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, Administrative Secretaries,  Zilla Parishad Members and other government officials attended the programme among others.

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