Imphal, April 4 (DIPR)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today announced the increase of free hospitalization benefit under the Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) scheme from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The announcement was made during a press briefing held at the secretariat of the Chief Minister.
The State Cabinet had decided to increase the monetary assistance provided under the CMHT in view of its success over the past four years and the benefits it provides to poor and vulnerable families in the state.
The Chief Minister further said that the Health for All program, launched to provide door-to-door health screening for primary health care and chronic disease management, has so far covered about 300 villages. All villages in the state will soon be covered, he added.
Mentioning that 5.24 lakh poor beneficiaries had been registered with CMHT, he added that more than 83,000 beneficiaries have benefited from free hospitalization of up to Rs 2 lakh per family per year in private or public hospitals over the past of the past four years.
N Biren went on to say that the state government has launched a sub-division development monitoring mission to scale up inclusive growth and development in all 68 sub-divisions of the state.
Prabhari officers consisting of IAS, IRS, IFS, MCS and MFS officers had been appointed for each sub-division. Prabhari’s officers, in coordination with local leaders, would conduct a survey of families to identify the needs of the people.
He further said that steps have been taken to provide a source of income for every household. Prabhari officers would also have discussions with residents and Sub-Division officials on “One Sub-Division, One Product” and also analyze the population profile of each Sub-Division with the aim of providing means of sustainable livelihoods to every household, he added.
He further informed that the Cabinet of State has approved the increase of corpus fund for Manipur StartUp from Rs 30 crore to Rs 100 crore. The state government would work closely with government programs, NEDFI, DPIT and other stakeholders with a focus on providing a better ecosystem to foster startup growth and commercialization linkages. The new StartUp 2.0 policy and guidelines will be finalized within 100 days, he added.
Mentioning the recently launched “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” campaign, Biren said rainwater harvesting methods would be implemented in all offices, institutions and schools to save water.
Instructions have also been given to relevant officials to initiate wetland conservation works to mitigate environmental degradation, he said.
He informed that measures would be initiated to act against the illegal constructions carried out on the rice fields after 2014 to preserve and save the agricultural lands. Zilla Parishads, Pradhans and official concerns had been briefed on this.
Pursuing a long-term plan for at least 50 years from now, the State Cabinet has decided to expand national highways, district highways and inter-village roads, Biren said while appealing to the public to support and cooperate with such an initiative given its necessity.
Insisting on the development of catchment areas, he said a meeting consisting of deputies from hill districts, self-governing district councils and bureaucrats would be held to take the necessary steps for this. He also hoped that the deforestation carried out for shifting cultivation would decrease thanks to state government initiatives aimed at providing livelihoods to every household.
Minister of Energy Thongam Biswajit, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Yumnam Khemchand, Minister of Public Works Govindas Konthoujam, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar and other government officials also attended the conference. hurry.
Imphal, April 4 (DIPR)