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Published on Thu, 02 Mar, 2023 Both

Imphal March1, 2023 (DIPR): On the Eighth day of the ensuing 3rd Session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, the Leader of the House N. Biren Singh, who is also in-charge of Home,replying toa calling attention by MLA’s Vungzagin Valte and Paolienlal Haokipon the reported issuance of notification by District Magistrate, Churachanpur intimating to submit arms licenses along with the arms,stated that the order of submitting arms licenses along with the arms was issued not only issued for a particular district butfor the State-wide for the protection and prevention of illegal arms. He also stated that killing cases in the State have increased by the holders of license gun. He further instructed the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police to examined the purpose carefullybefore issuing of arm license. He also informed the House that arms license holders should renew their licenses in the given period of time otherwise it would be considered as illegal.

Leader of the House Shri N. Biren Singh stated that there are total of 29 Fire Stations and Sub Fire Stations. Out of which 17 fire stations/ substations are functional and 12 Fire Sub- Stations are non- functional. He said that efforts are being made for the 12 non-functional fire station to be functional and also for setting up of new Fire Stations/ Sub- Stations to cover all parts of Manipur in future. Further he stated that the Government has conveyed approval for direct recruitment of 122 different categories of posts which is under process in the Department. He mentioned that under Expanding of Modernization of Fire Service under 15th Finance Commission of grant- in- aid a proposal amounting to Rs. 93,33,86,960/- has been proposed for making all the non-functional Fire Sub-Stations and improving the infrastructure and equipment. While, construction of temporary Garage- cum- Dormitory for opening of new Fire Stations, Procurement of 16 Fire Tenders, 16 Portable Fire Pumps and 8 Bolero Campers for mounting Fire pumps are under process, he added.

Replying to the question raised by MLA Sheikh Noorul Hassan regarding to the case of Hit and Run, the Leader of the House informed that investigating of the case is going on full swing.

Replying to the question raised by MLA Kh. Loken Singh, Water Resources Minister Awangbou Newmai stated that Civil Work Component, which will involve an amount of Rs.44.56 crore, was given to M/S Keystone Infra PVT.Ltd on 24th June, 2021and will be completed within 36 months. The Hydro-Mechanical Component for Rs 44.11 crore also given to M/S OM Metals Infraprojects Ltd.and there is target for completion of the works within 36 months.He further stated that minor repairing has been done of  Canal No.1 and 2 of Imphal Barrage has been done on July 2021 and there is a target to renovate them. He informed the House that repairing of river banks of Tarang Stream at Kh. Ibohal mapa, Kakching Khunou and Tarang River at Tarang Bazar Maning will be made.

Respondingto the question raised by MLA Paolienlal Haokip, Tribal Affairs & Hills Minister Letpao Kipgen said the Manipur Tribal Development Corporation (MTDC) is a functional corporation, a state PSUs under the Department of Tribal Affairs & Hills, Government of Manipur.

Replying to the question raised by MLA Th. Lokeshwar Singh, RD & PR Minister Yumnam Khemchand Singh said that there is no special maintenance of road by Manipur State Road Development Agency (MSRDA).


On the Eight day of the ongoing 12thManipur Legislative Assembly Session, the House unanimously passed eight demands for grants amounting to Rupees3072,75,31,000.

The Demands for Grants passed by the House today include Demand No 4 :Land Revenue, Stamps & Registration and District Administration (Rs.163,76,93,000), Demand No 5: Finance Department (Rs. 2557,67,16,000), Demand No 21: Textiles, Commerce & Industries (Rs. 166,64,60,000), Demand No 25: Youth Affairs & Sports Department (Rs. 128,02,64,000), Demand No 28: State Excise (Rs. 20,56,00,000), Demand No 29: Sales Tax, Other Taxes/Duties on Commodities and Services (Rs. 11,16,98,000), Demand no 35: Stationery & Printing (Rs. 7,44,39,000) and Demand No 42: State Academy of Training (Rs. 17,46,61,000).

During the discussion on demands for grants, MLAs K. Ranjit Singh, K. Meghachandra, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram moved cut motions which were later withdrawn and passed in the House. MLAs M. Rameshwar Singh, Kh. Joykishan Singh and Th. Shyamkumar Singh also joined in the demand discussion and expressed their observations on the demands.

Clarifying on the policy cut motion, Leader of the House N. Biren Singh informed the House thatin order to save the agricultural land, a cabinet sub-committee will look into matters for conversion of agricultural lands for other purposes. He also stated that about 2484 show-cause notices were served to encroachers of paddylands.

The Leader of the Houses further informed the House that under the centrally sponsored schemes, the government has constructed Sangai Ethnic Park at a cost of 45 crores, Makhel Heritage at 6 crores, 34 Police Outpostsat a cost of 80.4 crores. N. Biren also informed the House that Kangchup-Tamenglong Road, Manipur Water Supply Project, Sustainable Forest Management for Water Conservation and Dam Rehabilitation have also been implemented under the Externally Aided Project.

Commerce & Industries Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen while clarifying on policy cut motions said that six industrial estates have been set up whiletwo more industrial estates have been approved to be set up for Imphal East and Senapati districts.

Clarifying on the Policy cut Motion, Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam said that Youth Policy will be published by the end of April 2023. He also said that a committee under YAS will be set up to certify the quality of artificial turf grounds including the privately owned grounds in the State. The Government has also prepared a proposal for setting up of sports infrastructures under Khelo India for remote areas of the State, he added.

Later, the House unanimously passed five government bills. The bills are (i) The Manipur Properties and Open Places (Prevention of Defacement and Disfigurement) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 1 of 2023), (ii) The Kaina Temple Board Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 4 of 2023), (iii) The Manipur Value Added Tax (Third Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 5 of 2023), (iv) The Manipur Town and Country Planning (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 7 of 2023) and (v) The Dhanamanjuri University (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 6 of 2023).