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Published on Fri, 24 Feb, 2023 Both

Imphal, February 23, 2023 (DIPR):Leader of the House and Chief Minister Shri N.Biren Singh has assured the Manipur Legislative Assembly today that his government will not succumbed to any pressure mounted on issues regarding boundary of the State.

Replying to a calling attention motion raised by Opposition member Shri K.Ranjit Singh regarding the reported ban on entry of Mao villagers to Nagaland by Southern Angami Public Organization (SAPO), Chief Minister said the issue is a very sensitive one and the government is trying to solve it with commitment. He said the dispute in the Kozuru area near Dzuko Valley is an important issue and the state government has been trying to solve it without disturbing relationship with the neighbouring state of Nagaland. He continued that an order was issued on 13th December 2020 and thereafter security barrack at Kozuru has been constructed with the deployment of state forces. The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland have been informed about the banning of Mao villagers entering Nagaland by SAPO and they assured us to take all steps to stop such activities. Ministry of Home Affairs has also been informed and MHA has assured to provide full proof security to the people, he added.

Terming the incidents of burning vehicles and beating people of Manipur in Nagaland as unfortunate, Chief Minister said that government is closely monitoring the situation round the clock and all out efforts will be put in place to avoid any untoward incidents. Mao to Dimapur bus service  via Peren District of Nagaland has been introduced for facilitating people travelling to Nagaland. Mao market has also been opened in different locations of Imphal city so as to enable people of Mao area to sell their products. He said people of Mao area and especially Mao MLA Shri L.Dikho has been supporting the steps taken up by the government. Chief Minister appreciated the MLA and the people through the August House.

Raising the motion, Shri K.Ranjit Singh drew the attention of the House urging that state government should take up concrete steps to defend the illegal pressure of SAPO to protect people of Mao area.


Forest Environment and Climate change Minister Th.Biswajit Singh has informed the Manipur Legislative Assembly today that steps have been taken up to stop illegal burning of forest in the hills. Replying to a question raised by K.Ranjit Singh MLA,  the Minister said, 14,699.04 hectare of reserved forest were burnt down during 2019 to January this year. 6 persons have been arrested and trial is on.

Replying to another question raised by Ngursanglur Sanate MLA, the Minister said department is trying to open forest beat office in Pherzawl to check illegal hunting and poaching activities. Forest personnel will be deployed especially during October to December to check hunting of Amur Falcon- a migratory bird coming to the District.

 Replying to another question raised by Shri K.Ranjit MLA, Agriculture Minister Th.Biswajit Singh said under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region, organic farming has been practicing in 11,500 Hectare of land in the state. Under the mission, financial assistance for procuring organic inputs has been given to the farmers. Replying to another question raised by Ram Muivah MLA Ukhrul, Th.Biswajit Singh, who is  in-charge of Power, said 5 villages namely Ronshak, Sahamphung, Roni, Khayang and Phungtha have been electrified through off grid mode by photo voltaic module by MANIREDA since 2017-2018. He said this villages are being planned to be electrified through Grid mode once the planned 33/11 kv Sahamphung sub station is taken up.

CAF&PD Minister L.Sushindro  Meitei has informed the House that steps have been taken up to start procuring locally produced rice for distribution under NFSA.

Replying to a question raised by Surjakumar Okram MLA, Minister said the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution has intimated for developing required procurement and the milling infrastructure including development of online procurement portal. He said two rice mills will be imported from Germany and required land has been developed for installation at Sangaiprou. Government is planning to procure 30,000 metric tonnes of rice once the required infrastructure and equipment are ready. The Minister, who is also in charge of PHED, said that steps have been taken up for full functioning of Ramrei Water Supply Scheme. He was replying to a question raised by Ram Muivah MLA.(DIPR)


Imphal, February 23, 2023 (DIPR): On the third day of the ensuing 3rd Session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the house today has unanimously passed eight demands for grants amounting to Rs. 4734,93,21,000/- (Four thousand seven hundred thirty- four crores ninety- three lakhs and twenty-one thousand). The demands are Demand No. 1- State Legislature, Demand No. 2- Council of Ministers, Demand No. 3- Secretariat, Demand No. 6- Transport, Demand No. 10- Education, Demand No. 16- Co- operation, Demand No. 39- Sericulture and Demand No. 40- Water Resources.

For State Legislature, a sum of Rs. 252,20,86,000/-, for Council of Minister, a sum of Rs. 15,27,88,000/-,  Secretariat, a sum of Rs.  180,49,77,000/-,  Transport, a sum of Rs. 62,34,74,000/-,  Education, a sum of Rs. 3291,78,35,000/-, Co-operation, a sum of Rs. 41,72,37,000/-,  Sericulture, a sum of Rs. 51,25,69,000/- and, Water Resources, a sum of Rs. 839,83,55,000/- have been granted and passed  for the financial year ending 31st March, 2024.

During the Demand discussion, MLA’s Shri K. Ranjit Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram moved the Policy Cut Motion on Demand No. 6, Demand No. 10, Demand No. 39 and Demand No. 40.

During the discussion on Demand No. 10, the MLA’s Shri K. Ranjit Singh, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram expressed their views and arguments. Giving clarification to the MLA’s, Minister Shri Th. Basanta Kumar Singh who is minister in-charge of Education informed that there are 56 sanctioned post of Principals,  57 sanctioned post of Vice- Principals, 182 Headmasters and 374 sanctioned posts of Asst. Headmasters in the Education Department. Those who are eligible for promotion to the respective post are promoted through proper channel. He also maintained that a committee has been set up to verify the eligibility and take up necessary action to fill up the vacant sanctioned posts.  He added that the Education Department is well prepared to implement NEP 2020.

Minister Awangbou Newmai who is the minister in- charge of Water Resources, giving clarification informed the House regarding the construction of left and right canals of Dolaithabi Dam that the work for the construction of 17.30 Kms long right canal of the dam has been completed. For the left canal, the work for around 700 mtrs is yet to be completed. Both the canals will be ready very soon, he added. He also mentioned that Manipur has launched Mobile Water Quality Test successfully.

Later, Shri N. Biren Singh who is also the Leader of the House moved the Manipur Appropriation (No. 1) Bill, 2023 in the house which was passed unanimously.