DIPR IMPHAL, 20th Oct: Chief Minister N Biren Singh handed over loans worth Rs 46,50,000 to nine skilled self-employed persons of different districts at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Friday.
The monetary assistance ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh was provided under Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd.
It may be mentioned that the bank authority identified these enterprising persons for providing loan after they pleaded for assistance to the Chief Minister on different occasions of Meeyamgi Numit.
Out of these nine persons, three are from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tengnoupal districts.
National awardee in Pottery namely Machihan Sasa of Longpi Kajui village, Ukhrul district and mobile phone mechanic - Nongmeikapam Suvangko of Samurou Mayai Leikai, who is a differently-abled person, are also among the beneficiaries.
Interacting with the beneficiaries, the Chief Minister expressed pleasure that the Government has been able to identify the needs of the public and actual concerns through Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day.
Biren said that he met all these beneficiaries during the conduct of Meeyamgi Numit and advised the recipients to repay loans regularly and maintain good relation with the bank so that they may avail bigger loans in future.
While stating that some of the banks deny loans to deserving persons, the Chief Minister said that the new Government has started withdrawing money from such banks.
He opined that banks should give loans to needy and deserving persons instead of helping the well-to-do section alone.