House passes Rs 2361 crore supplementary grant
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IMPHAL, 22nd MARCH: A total amount of Rs 23,616,097,000 for 45 depart-ments under the state govern-ment was passed as supplemen-tary grant on the floor of the House during the second sitting of the first session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The motion for discussion and passing of the supplementary grants was moved by Chief Min-ister Nongthombam Biren, who is the leader of the House, while the discussion on the motion was participated by opposition leader Okram Ibobi Singh and Wangkhem MLA K Meghachandra.
While moving the supple-mentary grants, chief minister N Biren observed that the works taken up by the previous government were for the welfare of the people and the present BJP led coalition government would sort out all problems in coordination with the Central government so as to complete projects left incomplete by the former government.He further said that since the state government has minimal resources, it would not be pos-sible for to meet all expenses for the incomplete projects launched or implemented during the rule of the Congress government.
With regard to Thoubal and Dolaithabi multi-purpose proj-ects, the chief minister informed the house that process for inauguration of both the dams were initiated when he was the minis-ter of irrigation and flood control. However, the plan to inaugu-rate the dams was delayed due to law and order situation of the state, he explained. Moreover, there was the prob-lem of fund constraints at the cen-tral level as the funds allocated for such huge projects were insufficient on account of escalation in price of construction materials due to the time-consuming process of projects of such magnitude, the CM maintained.
Nevertheless, the government would press the central government for completing the projects, he affirmed. Later, the members consented to passing of total of Rs 4,32,39,000 which the government tabled as Supplementary Demands.
The Demands for Supplementary related to Secretariat amounting to Rs 6,30,42,000; Land Revenue, Stamps and Registration and District Administration amounting to Rs 4,23,97,000; Finance Department amounting to Rs 1,55,28,18,000; Transport amounting to Rs 1,20,00,000; Police amounting to Rs 1,36,18,64,000; Public Works Department amounting to Rs 413,55,19,000; Information and Publicity amounting to Rs 2,20,13,000; Education amounting to Rs 65,26,62,000; Medical Health and Family Welfare Services amounting to Rs 148,13,10,000; Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development amounting to Rs 181,06,30,000; Labour and Employment amounting to Rs 2,67,98,000; Department of Tribal Affairs, Hills and Scheduled Caste Development amounting to Rs 63,34,28,000; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution amounting to Rs 6,16,69,000; Co-operation amounting to Rs 87,94,000; Agriculture amounting to Rs 8,98,73,000; Animal Husbandry and Veterinary including Diary Farming amounting to Rs 20,12,19,000; Environment and Forest amounting to Rs 2,00,00,000; Community and Rural Development amounting to Rs 473,98,89,000; Commerce and Industries amounting to Rs 13,80,29,000; Public Health Engineering amounting to Rs 104,89,55,000; Power amounting to Rs 221,20,37,000; Vigilance Department amounting to Rs 22,27,000; Youth Affairs and Sports Department amounting to Rs 7,30,83,000; Administration of Justice amounting to Rs 3,57,34,000; Election amounting to Rs 13,77,72,000; State Excise amounting to Rs 3,58,32,000; Fire Protection and Control amounting to Rs 1,79,42,000; Jails amounting to Rs 1,69,30,000; Rehabilitation amounting to Rs 11,76,65,000; Stationery and Printing amounting to Rs 6000; Minor Irrigation amounting to Rs 29,03,61,000; Fisheries amounting to Rs 1,83,22,000; Panchayat amounting to Rs 1,59,51,000; Sericulture amounting to Rs 10,43,000; Irrigation and Flood Control Department amounting to Rs 52,85,91,000; Art and Culture amounting to Rs 22,85,86,000; State Academy of Training amounting to Rs 22,70,000; Social Welfare Department amounting to Rs 46,10,47,000; Tourism amounting to Rs 23,12,53,000; Science and Technology amounting to Rs 2,01,06,000; Minorities, Other Backward Classes Department amounting to Rs 25,98,80,000; Relief and Disaster management amounting to Rs 53,60,27,000; Economics and Statistics amounting to Rs 3,21,34,000 and Information Technology amounting to Rs 19,51,50,000.