Individual discontents should not create problems to public: CM
IMPHAL: Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that private/individual discontents should not create problems to the public of the State. He stated this during inauguration of Edible Oil and Refinery Plant, Rice Milling Plant and Mushroom Cultivation with Research and Development Units of Salai Agro Private Unit at Lairenkabi Maning Leikai, Imphal West district on Friday.
Speaking as chief guest, CM Biren conveyed that Manipur is a unique place in terms of its climate, weather, food, culture, etc., and there is no other place like it in this planet. However, frequent bandhs and blockades are affecting the tourist flow and economy of the state, he added.
Mentioning that the government is working for the welfare of the people, Biren said that the government has initiated various people centric schemes/missions such as CMHT, Go to Village, Go to Hills, etc., to have better governance in the State. Government is for the people of the state and to ensure they are happy, he added while stating that the government welcomes constructive and positive criticism for the development of the state.
The CM further said that it is indeed encouraging to hear that Salai Private Limited is providing employment to more than 1500 people directly and to thousand others indirectly. Mentioning that the private sector needs to be strengthened so as to counter the effects of globalisation in the state, Biren said that many lessons could be learned from Salai. He then appealed to the people of the state to become a job provider and a not job seeker. “We need to maintain a work culture for development of the state”, the CM asserted, while wishing Salai group the best in all their future endeavours.
Speaking about the benefits of organic farming, the Chief Minister stated that large number of people are being diagnosed with cancer and other killer diseases, which might be due to the usage of toxic chemicals and fertilisers during farming in the state. “We need to have a Research Centre to find out the root causes of such deadly diseases”, he stated and informed that the government is discussing the matter.
The CM further stated that efforts are needed to transform Manipur into an organic state. Recently, the state experienced shortage of fertilisers. At such, it is questionable why the farmers are hesitating from turning their attention towards organic farming, he said.
Presiding over the function, Salai Holdings Pvt Ltd chairman and managing director Narengbam Samarjit said that Salai Agro Production Pvt Ltd was established with the idea of improving the agricultural sector of the state by joining hands with the farmers. Human culture is essential to maintain an efficient work culture and thus, Salai has taken up this responsibility, as an entrepreneur should, th chairman said. He then appealed to the CM to give support to the entrepreneurs of the state by engaging with the foreign and domestic investors who have come to attend the inauguration.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated a Spices Unit of Salai Agro Products Private Limited at Lamboikhongngangkhong and an Automated Concrete Hollow Block and Pavers Production Factory of Salai Construction Private Limited at Moidangpok. The inaugural function was also attended by MLAs Heikham Dingo, N Indrajit and Dr Sapam Ranjan; NEIDP Central Working Committee vice presidents ex-minister Ashangbam Biren and ex-MLA Sapam Kunjakeshwor; NEIDP Manipur State Unit president ex-MLA Doukhomang Khongsai as presidium members.