DIPR Manipur

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Published on Mon, 11 Sep, 2023 Both
Imphal, 9 th September, 2023(DIPR): The State Cabinet convened a meeting today at the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The meeting approved the Permanent Housing Scheme for the displaced people, extension of ‘Disturbed Area’ status, the approval of the Manipur Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes, 2023 and many others.
The Cabinet also condemned the unwanted actions of the Central security forces to civilians yesterday. The Cabinet also resolved to apprise about the incident to the Centre. Addressing to media persons after the meeting at his residence at Lamphel Sana Keithel today afternoon, IPR Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan said that the State Cabinet approved The Permanent Housing Scheme for the displaced persons whose houses were burnt down or damaged in the unfortunate incidents starting from May 3 in Manipur. As per police reports, a total of 4806 houses were burned/destroyed across the state, he added.
The Cabinet also decided to build houses wherever the atmosphere is conducive for the affected people to return to their original places. For the first initial phase, around 1000 permanent houses will be constructed with an estimated cost of around of Rs 75 crores. This would be done across all the affected districts of the state , the IPR Minister further added.
The Minister said, the amount to be spent on the house would be Rs 10 lakhs for pucca houses; Rs 7 lakh for semi-pucca houses and Rs 5 lakhs for kuccha houses. The fund will be given in two equal installments, i.e 50 % will
be given prior to initiation of the construction, and the second phase will be given later. In today’s meeting, the Cabinet also approved the extension of the “Disturbed Areas” in status quo for another six months.
The Manipur Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes, 2023 was discussed in detail and was also approved by the State Cabinet. Among the other agendas discussed included the approval of setting up of the Directorate of Medical Education under the Health Department. The creation of one Assistant Sub-Inspector post for Paonam Lily Chanu, the Manipuri archer, who made the country proud, was also approved in today’s Cabinet, said the IPR Minister.