‘Go to Village’ mission will cover all commoners, says CM
DIPR IMPHAL, 8th May:
All the rural and urban localities will be covered under the state government’s mission ‘Go to Village,’ Chief Minister N Biren has said while attending a ‘Go to Village’ camp held at Mongjam community hall on Tuesday.
The camp was organised for Mongjam, Maiba Khul, Koirengei Meitei and Karong villages of Nilakuthi Gram Panchayat.
The Chief Minister said that the mission was introduced with the sole objective of bringing the benefits of different schemes at the doorsteps of the common people and also to address their grievances at their own localities.
Stating that people would no more face the inconveniences of visiting different government offices for enrolment under different schemes or registering their grievances, the Chief Minister said that officials of different government departments would come on their own to different localities across the state to listen/find out people’s woes.
N Biren also informed that those deserving people whose names had been left out in the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) database, and who do not have BPL/AAY cards may also seek benefits under different social security schemes by simply submitting an application to the deputy commissioners (DCs) or sub-divisional officers (SDOs) concerned.
He further said that people specially youths should not waste such opportunities but draw maximum benefits from these schemes.
Exhorting the youths to stay away from drugs and other intoxicants, CM Biren also mentioned that Agar and lemongrass plantation is a profitable occupation which they may be take up with the assistance from the Government.
Biren said that ‘Go to Village’ mission was launched in 60 selected villages of all the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the state on May 1. On the said day, he continued, a total of 60,339 applications were received, and out of these total applications, 21,353 grievances could be immediately addressed.
Later, the Chief Minister distributed benefits under different social security schemes to selected beneficiaries during the camp.
Imphal East Adhyaksha P Bimola Devi, Additional Chief Secretary (Works and Forest & Environment) Dr Suhel Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary (RD&PR and Relief and Disaster Management) MH Khan and Imphal East DC Th Chitra also attended the camp.
In all 25 different government departments opened stalls to address people’s grievances during the camp till late evening. The Chief Minister also planted tree sapling and inspected the stalls.