Hon’ble Mr.Speaker and Hon’ble Members
1. I deem it
a privilege to welcome you to this Thirteenth Session of the Eighth Manipur Legislative Assembly. Before proceeding
further, I take the privilege to wish you and the people of Manipur a
very prosperous New Year.
1.1. The severe financial crisis coupled with the
internal conflicts faced by the State during the preceding years have
remained a matter of serious concern of my Government although, of
late, the situation has eased out due to the sincere efforts of the
Government and the sympathetic consideration of the Hon'ble Prime
Minister of India towards the developmental needs of the State.
1.2 I would
like to reiterate that my Government believes in solving the problems
of conflicts through peaceful means and once again appeal to the youth
who have taken up arms against the Government to come forward, lay
down arms and adopt democratic and peaceful means for resolution of
Government reaffirms that it is fully committed to maintaining peace
and protecting the territorial integrity of the State.
Finances of the State have considerably improved in the last one year
with the level of devolution of funds to the State Government enhanced
on the recommendations of the 12th Finance Commission though the
grants are not entirely commensurate with the requirements. While the
burden of past indebtedness continues to weigh us down there is a
distinct improvement in the flow of resources and their utilization.
It has been the effort of my Government to use the improved resource
flows with restraint. As a result, the State Govt. has been able to
avoid serious financial crisis that was noticed in previous years.
2.1 The Fiscal
Responsibility and Budget Management Act was passed in 2005. With this
it will now be possible for the Legislature to monitor the financial
health of the State periodically and ensure discipline in the use of
resources. With this enactment, the way has now been cleared for the
Government of India to consolidate the State's debt liabilities
and-reschedule the debt repayments over a longer period which may
improve our finances in the ensuing years.
2.2. In order
to modernise the taxation administration and other organs of financial
management in the State, the Value Added Tax has been introduced in
the State from 1st July 2005 in line with similar steps
taken in most of the other States of the country. The measure will
contribute to improve the tax collections and also help check tax
evasion. The National Mission Mode Project for improvement of the
taxation administration in which the State Government will participate
will further help this process. This is being supplemented by the
streamlining of Treasury Administration. With the help of National
Informatics Centre, computerization of six Treasuries has been
undertaken in the first phase. This will not only help to automate the
process in the treasuries but also make the process of budget
formulation and expenditure control more transparent and efficient.
expenditure during the current year 2005-06 upto 31st
December, 2005 is Rs. 704.25 crores i.e. 71.10%. Achievements under
Reconstruction Plan include development of infrastructure for Manipur University,
capital project, Special Employment Generation Scheme, Development of
District/ADC Headquarters, upgradation of roads to District
3.1. The Plan
size of the State for Annual Plan 2006-07 has been finalized at Rs.
1160.00 crores against the approved outlay of Rs. 985.37 crores for
Annual Plan 2005-06. The approved outlay for 2006-07 includes
Rs.419.75 crores for important projects to be funded under Special
Plan Assistance (SPA) including Rs.163.74 crores for Reconstruction
Plan. Economic Services accounts for Rs.613.99 crores (52.93%), Social
Services Rs.432.66 crores (37.30%), General Services Rs.112.46 crores
(9.69%) and others Rs.0.90 crores (0.08%). Special emphasis is given
on Upgradation of General Administration, Health, Education, Power,
Road Communication, and Infrastructure in hill areas for which special
provisions have been made under Special Plan Assistance in the State
Plan. Specific projects include Construction of District Secretariat
Offices for Bishnupur and all the five hill districts and ADC Offices
at Kangpokpi, Jiribam and Moreh, Construction of Special
Accommodations for Doctors, Nurses and other Medical Staff,
Construction and Upgradation of School Infrastructure, Construction of
ITI at Ukhrul, Strengthening of 132 KV and 33 KV Power Grid and
Improving of Road Communication System in the remote hill areas.
Implementation of projects under Non Lapsable Central Pool of
Resources (NLCPR) funding started in Manipur from the year 1998-99.
Since then 56 projects costing Rs. 540.44 crores have been sanctioned
by Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) which has
released Rs. 370.25 crores and 16 projects have so far been completed.
4. As stated
before, Manipur has been facing a difficult law and order situation,
further compounded by a porous international border with Myanmar which
enables easy infiltration and exfiltration by insurgents. A number of
emotive issues have also led to violent, and disruptive agitations
during 2005 due to competing social, economic and political interests
among the various communities in the State. However, the State Police
has been able to respond to these challenges and maintain public
4.1. The State
Police, with the help of Army, Assam Rifles. and Central paramilitary
forces, have also been able to restrain the activities of the
militants to a great extent. The thrust areas in the
counter-insurgency operations remained neutralization of militant
groups and security of vital installations. Even in the hills, the
area domination by security forces has expanded and the build-up of
bases and camps of militants in Churachandpur, Chandel and Tamenglong
Districts have been dismantled to a considerable extent. Although
there has been a qualitative improvement in the security environment
in the State, the overall security scenario is still a matter of
concern as the people in general continue to remain under constant
threat from various militant groups operating in the State.
4.2. During the
year 2005, as many as 1019 extremists belonging to various militant
outfits were arrested and 84 extremists killed, while 179 assorted
weapons were recovered from the extremists along with 5508 assorted
ammunition, 49 hand grenades, one Rocket Launcher, 76 Bombs, one lED,
249 detonators, 2,475 Kg of explosive materials and 32 W/T Sets.
During this period, 151 persons including extremists belonging to
various militant groups were detained under NSA and 25 extremists
belonging to various militant outfits surrendered to the Government
4.3. It is also heartening that the strengthening and
modernization of the Manipur Police has received priority. The 4th
India Reserve Battalion (IRB) has been raised while the 5th and 6th
IRBs are being raised. The financial support from the Central
Government for police modernization (Rs. 21 crores this year) has
picked up substantially. These initiatives have upgraded weaponry and
improved mobility, equipments and communications. In actual terms,
2450 SLRs, 2000 AK- 47 Rifles, 230 INSAS Rifles, 50 - 9mm Pistols, 20-
51 mm Mortars and about 5 lakh assorted ammunition have been procured.
Mobility has increased with the addition of 295 non-BP vehicles and 28
BP vehicles. Wireless communication has improved with addition of 963
wireless sets, installation of a Digital Trunking System and
connectivity with District Headquarters under POL NET. Equipments
procured in the form of bullet proof jackets, patkas, morchas,
binoculars, explosive /mine/metal detectors have added to the fire
power of the police. 17 Police Station Buildings, 4 District Police
Office Buildings and 12 residential quarters have been added.
Modernization of jails and upgradation of fire services has also been
undertaken. All these initiatives will be sustained in the next fiscal
year as well.
2004-05 large scale improvement works have been taken up by the Public
for improvement of roads connecting the State Capital with the
District Headquarters, the District Headquarters, the District
Headquarters with the Sub-divisional Headquarters and the internal
roads in and around District Headquarters have been taken up during
2005-06.During 2006-07, there is a programme to improve a number of
important roads giving special emphasis to the roads interconnecting
district headquarters of hill districts.
5.2. During the
year, NEC has released a sum of Rs. 100.00 lakhs for maintenance of
completed NEC roads and the work has started. Improvement and
upgradation of Guite Road
from Singhat to Sinzwal to Tuivai River (0-128 .14 Km) is being taken
up while the improvement of Tamei-Tenning Road is in final stage.
Rehabilitation work of the damaged bridge over Barak river on Tamei-
Tenning Road has also been sanctioned.
of NH-150 from Churachandpur to Yaingangpokpi is in good progress. The
BRTF has also started improvement of NH-150 - Churachandpur Tipaimukh
Section. The four laning of NH-39 for the portion from 311 km to 317
km is in full swing. Step for widening the road in the most congested
part of the Imphal City i.e. from
Singjamei to Krishnapremi Oil Station has been taken up. The double
laning including improvement of NH-53 from Jiri to Barak Bridge
is also in full swing and BRTF has assured that the road will be fully
operational by March 2006. Steps to strengthen the two vital Bridges
on Barak and Makru rivers would have also been taken up by BRTF with
the cooperation of the State PWD.
5.4. My Government
has taken up works for improvement of 74 number of District
Administration buildings during 2005-06 with Rs.35.00 crores under the
Reconstruction Plan. Works for construction of Assembly complex has
started at an approximate cost of Rs.162 crores. Necessary tenders for
High Court and Secretariat complex buildings are also in the final
stages of processing and works will be started shortly. The
construction of Manipur Bhavan at Guwahati has been started with Rs.
3.00 crores provided under SPA.
Electricity is recognized as one of the key infrastructures required
for sustained economic growth and for improving quality of life. The
power supply of the State depends upon the Central Sector Generating
Stations located in the North Eastern Region. The present peak demand
of the State during evening peak and day time periods are 140 MW and 80 MW respectively.
6.1 Keeping in
view the shortage of power in the State, my Government has given
priority to construction of its own power plants. Investigations of
Irang Hydro Electric Project with 60 MW capacity and Tuivai
Hydro Electric Project with 51 MW capacity have been taken up under
North Eastern Council funding. These two projects have been included
in the National Action Plan as State Sector Project. Under the Central
Sector schemes, the Tipaimukh Hydro Electric Project with 1500
MW capacity and Loktak Down Stream Hydro Electric Project with 90
MW capacity are being taken up.
Constructions and Upgradation of existing 132 KV Sub-Stations as also
construction of a number of 33 KV Sub-Stations have been taken up
under different programmes of fundings by the State and Centre. System
Improvements of the Sub-Transmission System of (i) Greater Imphal,
(ii) Thoubal, (iii) Bishnupur and (iv) Churachandpur are also being
taken up under the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme
(APDRP). The transmission and distribution losses will be reduced
significantly on completion of these projects.
6.3. Under the
National Action Plan, all the villages are to be electrified by 2009 AD and electricity to all households is to be provided
by 2012 AD. My Government has achieved 80.35% village
electrification by electrifying 1909 villages (based on 2001
census). Programmes are afoot to electrify all the remaining villages
also as early as possible. Under a Special Scheme, the defective
distribution transformers will be replaced and wherever required,
higher capacity transformers will be installed in 2006-07.
While doing so, care will be taken that those areas where the power
consumers pay electricity bills regularly, get priority.
My Government is also committed to the Reform Programme of the
Government of India. Under the Reform Programme the State Government
has already signed the Agreement for setting up the Joint State
Electricity Regulatory Commission for the States of Mizoram and Manipur.
7. Provision of safe drinking water is an important
requirement, for the general well being of the people. The growing
population of Imphal city requires additional-water supply. The
present drinking water demand for Imphal city and its suburbs has been
assessed at 109 million litres per day against the actual availability
of about 70 MLD only.
7.1. To bridge the gap betwnn demand and supply in Imphal
areas my Government has taken up the project “Augmentation of Water
supply for Imphal City, Phase-I” (29.50 MLD) at an estimated cost of
Rs. 43.28 crores under NLCPR consisting of five sub-projects namely;
Kangchup (9MLD completed in 2000), replacement of pipeline from
Leimakhong to Kangchup and Kangchup to Iroisemba (completed in
January, 2005), Irilbung (6.81 MLD), Canchipur (6.81 MLD) and
Potsangbam (6.81 MLD). Irilbung and Canchipur projects are targeted
for completion in March 2006, Potsangbam project has been taken up
during 2005 and is targeted to be completed by December, 2006. In
addition, improvement works of existing Ningthempukhri and Chinga
Water Supply schemes have also been taken up during 2006. The
construction of overhead tank (4.54 lakh litres capacity) near
Asssembly Secretariat taken up as part fo improving the existing
distribution system has been completed and commissioned on 29th
7.2. Water supply schemes of the Government have so far
covered 26 out of 35 towns under Accelerated Urban Water supply
Programme (ARWSP). Upgradations of water supply in six towns have been
achieved in the past. During 2005-06 the target is to cover five
Government has also taken up various rural schemes under State Plan
and Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme. During the current year
2005-06, it is targeted to cover 133 habitations (49 under State Plan
and 84 under ARWSP). In addition, 670 schools will be covered with
safe drinking water supply during the current year 2005-06. The
achievement upto December, 2005 is 64 habitations.
7.4. Augmentation of Water Supply schemes for five
hill district headquarters are also taken up under NLCPR and three
schemes are targeted to be completed during March 2006. Under the same
programme of NLCPR, other water supply schemes at Mao, Maram. Tadubi,
Kangpokpi, Saikul, Noney, Khoupum, Tamei and Chakpikarong in the hills
and Waithoupat Scheme at Thoubal District have also been sanctioned by
the Govt. of India an dare under implementation.
Government has also been taking up projects for improving the sanitary
conditions of villages under the Total Sanitation Campaign by
establishing Sanitation Marts. Women Sanitary Complexes, etc. and
constructing Household Latrines in those villages where the projects
are taken up.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Manipur. In order
to increase production and bring in quality, the Agriculture
Department has been implementing various Centrally Sponsored Schemes
during 2005-06 under the Macro Management Mode of Agriculture namely,
National Pulses Development Project, Sugarcane, Oilseed Production
Programme, All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project, All India
Coordinated Wheat Improvement Project etc. for which Government of
India released a sum of Rs. 8.00 crores as 1st installment during the
year 2005-06. Twenty five Power Tillers and 10 Tractors were made
available to farmers at subsidized rates during Kharif Season, 2005
apart from conducting training on Soil Testing, Crops Production
Technology etc. during 2005-06 upto the end of January, 2006.
8.1. With a view
to tap the large potential available for development of Horticulture
in the state, Department of Horticulture & Soil Conservation continues
to take up schemes for horticulture development and soil & water
conservation programmes both under State Plan and Centrally Sponsored
2005-06, 3739 hectares was covered with plantation of fruits,
vegetables, spices, mushroom, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants.
A total of 3500 hectares have been treated under the scheme of
Watershed Development Projects in Shifting Cultivation Areas and
another 1200 hectares has been treated under the scheme of National
Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Area.
9. In respect
of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry including Dairy Development, my
Government is strengthening the animal health programme by opening one
Mobile Veterinary Clinic at each district head quarters for providing
health cares and breeding services at the door step of the needy
farmers. Two Disease Diagnostic Laboratories at Bishnupur and Thoubal
districts are also being strengthened to provide diagnostic facilities
in these two districts.
Government is targeting to produce 7 lakhs layer and broiler chicks
annually starting from 2006-07. Further, the Government is targeting
Insemination of 50,000 cows under the cattle cross-breeding programme
and also to revive the district piggery farms at Tamenglong, Chandel
and Ukhrul Districts to produce more than 6000 piglets annually.
Government has completed renovation of Porompat Dairy Plant for 10,000
litres milk per day production capacity and also renovation of Moirang
Milk Chilling Plant for 1000 litres capacity. The establishment of
another Milk Chilling Plant at Sekmaijin for 2000 litres capacity is
now under progress and will be commissioned by June, 2006 while
another plant of 2000 litres capacity is being established at
Kangpokpi during 2006-07. With these, the Imphal town can be fully
supplied with pasteurized and clean milk.
10. In order to
boost fishery in the State, during the current year, 7,705 fish
farmers have been given grants and 4,481 farmers given training
through the Fish Farmers' Development Agencies under the Freshwater
Aquaculture Development Scheme. 501 farmers are being given assistance
for construction of houses at the rate of As. 40,000/- per house under
the National Welfare Fund for Fishermen. Three numbers of jetties are
also being constructed at Loktak Lake at a cost of As. 55.44 lakhs
with loan from NABAAD under the Aural Infrastructure Development Fund
to help the fishermen. My Government has taken up steps to preserve
the indigenous fish species like Pengba, Ngaton, Ngakra, etc. and 5
lakh seeds of these species are being produced and stocked in the
natural water areas.
11. To achieve
goal under PMGSY my Government has prepared and finalized Core Net
Work Plan for the State in consultation with the Ministry of Aural
Development envisaging connectivity to all the villages in the State
in a phased manner on the basis of population in descending order.
Construction of 710.64 kilometres taken up under PMGSY Phase-II in 74
villages are targeted to be completed in March, 2006. Under PMGSY
Phases III, IV and V, another 557 kilometres of road in 71 villages
are going to be constructed during 2006-07 and 2007-08. The scheme
will continue in the name of Bharat Nirman up to 2010. On completion
of Bharat Nirman most of the villages in the State would be provided
with batter road connectivity.
Government has also released As. 2575.95 lakhs for generation of 21.35
lakhs Mandays of employment during the current year under the Sampurna
Gramin Aojgar Yojna (SGAY). Under Aural Housing Scheme a sum of As.
674.50 lakhs has been sanctioned for construction of 3996 lAY houses.
A sum of As. 308.70 lakhs has also been released to assist 669 Self
Help Groups to generate self employment and income generating,.
activities. A sum of As. 18.00 crores has also been released under MLA
Local Area Development Programme for infrastructure development in the
60 Assembly Constituencies of the State.
District considered to be the most backward Districtin the State has
been given due attention. Out of As. 15.00 crores earmarked under
Rashtriya Shram Vikas Yojna, my Government has released Rs. 7.50
crores to the DRDA, Tamenglong for development of rural
infrastructure. Steps have been taken up to implement the National
Employment Guaranteed Act 2005 to provide 100 days wage employment in
a year to all unemployed persons in Tamenglong District
11.4. The State
Institute of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development has been converted
into an Autonomous State Institute of Rural Development during the
current year. The Institute organized 85 training programmes so far in
which 1735 elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and
1325 official functionaries participated in the various courses on
rural development and allied activities.
Government is committed to conservation and protection of natural
resources of the State including forest, wildlife and its unique
habitat. Toward this end the Government has taken up plantation works
over 2140 hectares under Soil and Water Conservation, Social Forestry
and Koubru mudslide afforestation schemes under Forests and
Environment Sector. To encourage plantation in private lands 4.50 lakh
seedlings of various species were distributed during Vanamahotsava
2005. Maintenance of older plantations has also been carried out.
Working Plans for Ukhrul and Chandel Districts, already approved by
the Government of India are both under implementation with funding
from 12th Finance Commission Award. Preparation of working
plans in the rest of the forest divisions is also underway
improvements, energy plantation, protection measures such as fencing,
fire line cutting, contour trenching, controlled burning and
provisions of salt lick, water holes etc. have been carried out in
Keibul Lamjao National Park and Yangoupokpi Lokchao Wildlife
Sanctuary. Habitat improvement measures have also been taken up in the
proposed Kailam, Jiri Makru wildlife sanctuaries and Shiroy National Park.
For better management of the only Zoo in the State, Manipur Zoological
Garden Society had been constituted. The Society can now tap resources
from the Central Zoo Authority of India, individuals, organizations
etc. for its development.
12.2. Road median
plantation from Chingmeirong to Koirengei, establishment of Thangal
General's Ecological Park at Mayangkhang in. Senapati District, Eco-development
Park in Kangla, installation of two LED display in Imphal City
and financial assistance to about 600 NGOs are achievements under
Ecology and Environment Wing of my Government.
12.3. It is also
the endeavour of my Government to protect, conserve and develop Loktak Lake
and restore it to its pristine glory. As a result of persistent
efforts of my Government, DoNER has sanctioned Rs. 41.00 crores
recently for integrated management and development of Loktak Lake.
Removal of Phumdi and improvement of catchment areas are being carried
out continuously by Loktak Development Authority (LDA). My Government
is also in the process of introducing a bill to give legal status to
LDA for effective protection and conservation of Loktak Lake
Thoubal and Dolaithabi Multipurpose Projects taken up by the
Irrigation and Flood Control Department could not be completed in time
mainly due to fund constraints. After obtaining assurance from the
Hon'ble Prime Minister during his visit in November, 2004 my
Government submitted an Action Plan to the Planning Commission and
Ministry of Water Resources to complete Khuga Project during 2006
and Thoubal and Dolaithabi Projects in 2008. The Planning
Commission has agreed to provide additional fund under Accelerated
Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) for completing these projects and
accordingly the original AIBP allocation for 2005-06 has been
enhanced from Rs. 18.00 crores to Rs. 80.78 crores. A State
matching share of Rs. 36.00 crores has also been provided for the
completion of the above projects.
13.1. The Plan
allocation for the next year 2006-07 provides Rs. 166.42 crores
under Major and Medium Irrigation for providing adequate funds for the
completion of the Khuga Multipurpose Project by May, 2006 and
Thoubal Multipurpose Project and Dolaithabi Barrage Project by
conventional method of taking up the flood control work in piece meal
basis has been replaced by formulation of project specific schemes. As
the Flood Control scheme is facing financial constraints and thereby
affecting completion of the on-going projects, my Government has
approached the North Eastern Council and Ministry of Water Resources,
Government of India for funding specific critical flood control
schemes outside the state plan. Under the Flood Control Schemes taken
up from NEC funding, Imphal River Phase-I, Imphal River Phase-II and
Thoubal River have been completed. Works on Iril River Scheme, Kongba
River Scheme, and Tarang River are also progressing satisfactorily and
will be completed by March, 2006
13.3. The Role of
Minor Irrigation is to provide assured irrigation facility including
supplemental irrigation in Rabi and Kharif seasons. Till now, the
Department had created 54,186 hectares of Potential. A project
consisting of 117 M.I. Schemes with Central Loan Assistance from
Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India and another project
of 157 numbers of M.I. Schemes under Loan Assistance from NABARD are
being completed during the current financial year. The ultimate
irrigation potential to be created by these projects is 10,500
hectares. Another project consisting of 211 MI Schemes with irrigation
potential of 9389 hectares at a cost of Rs.28.00 crores has been
submitted to the Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India for which
sanction is expected during the year.
14. Under the
targeted Public Distribution System, the FCS Department procures TPDS
Rice, Levy Sugar and TPDS Wheat from the Central pool and distributes
them through the Fair Price Shops to the identified beneficiaries of
APL, BPL and AAY categories. Under the Annapurna Scheme, 10,300
quintals of rice were distributed free of cost to 8590 beneficiaries.
Members will agree with me that the Human Resource is the most
valuable resource and my Government is seized of this matter. As a
part of the Constitutional obligations of the Government,
Universalisation of Elementary Education is being ensured through the
flag-ship scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). During the year, text
books worth Rs. 3.52 crores are being provided to 2.5 lakh students of
SC/ST and all girls in the State from Class-I to VIII. 2818 challenged
children are being provided with aids and appliances under SSA to
enable them to lead normal life and go to school. Construction of 17
Block Resource Centres (BRCs) is completed and that of 17 BRCs is in
progress, 11 Cluster Resource Centres is completed and that of 31 is
in progress and 456 toilets/urinals are constructed and construction
of 581 toilets/urinals is in progress. 3293 primary and Upper Primary
teachers were given in-service training at district level and training
for 1740 teachers is in progress.
15.1. The State
Government has taken steps to provide cooked food to all the school
going children of primary stage both in Government and Aided schools
with effect from 14.11.2004. The Meetei Mayek/Roman Script (Manipuri)
is being introduced in Class I and II from this year Academic Session,
Government is committed to provide adequate facilities for teaching
Science and Mathematics to the students, particularly in the Hill
areas of the State for which the process for special recruitment of
about 382 Mathematics and Science teachers has been started. Eight
District Institutes of Education and Training are being run in the
State in eight districts under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of
Restructuring and Reorganization of Teacher Education. The Adult
Education Department has started implementation of the Total Literacy
Campaign Programme from 2004-05 in all nine districts of Manipur.
was finally converted into a Central University with the Manipur
Institute of Technology as its Constituent College
with the promulgation of an Ordinance on 13th October, 2005. With this
it is expected that the facilities and the quality of education
available in the University will improve manifold. Adequate funds have
been provided to develop university infrastructure. The University area
has been properly demarcated and proper boundary wall is being
constructed to provide secured environment for academic life.
15.4. Further, my
Government has taken up infrastructure development works in fourteen
Colleges under Additional Central Assistance (ACA) and nine Colleges
under NLCPR. Funds have been provided for development in other Colleges
also in the Budget for 2005-06.
It has been decided to start the Women Polytechnic from the next
academic year with an intake of 20 students. 98 students have been
selected for undergoing Degree courses and 30 for Diploma courses in
Institutions outside Manipur. Works such as Modernisation of
Laboratories and renovation of Hostel buildings and construction of new
Library Block have been taken up and are in progress.
16. Science &
Technology is the mantra of modern developments. My Government has taken
up initiatives to utilize the IT tools in governance. In order to enable
implementation of the National e-Governance Action Plan (NeGP), an
e-Governance Roadmap, Capacity Building Roadmap and a Draft Project
Report on Capacity Building for e-Governance is under preparation by
National Institute of Smart Government (NISG), Hyderabad and is expected
to be completed by February end. A 2-days Sensitisation Workshop on NeGP
for Political Leaders and Policy Makers including all Heads of
Department was held at Imphal in coordination with NISG, Hyderabad
during the current year, 2005-06.
16.1. Six more
Community Information Centres are being added to the existing 33
numbers. These are to be located at Chakpikarong of Chandel District;
Parbung, Thanlon, Saikot and Tuibong of Churachandpur District and Saitu
Gamphazol of Senapati District.
16.2. The Manipur
Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) set up under the
Department of Science and Technology, Government of Manipur has
electrified 90 remote villages through solar home lighting systems.
Identification and detailed survey is in progress for 35 numbers of
small hydro power and 15 numbers of wind energy potential sites. More
than 4000 numbers of energy efficient smokeless chulhas were installed
in rural households in various Districts. Electrification of three hill
villages, namely, Tora in Ukhrul District, Songtal and Damdei in
Churachandpur District each with 200 KW with Biomass gasifier systems is
16.3. As per
potential assessment, the renewable energy from various sources such as
solar, small/mini/micro hydel, wind and biomass energy has been
estimated at 664 MW. During 2005-06, MANIREDA has taken up Energy Demand
Survey, Energy Potential Survey and it is presently taking up
preparation of Integrated Energy Plan for the State of Manipur,
Integrated District Energy Plan and Village Energy Security Plan.
Department of Art and Culture has acquired 4.642 acres at Palace
Compound for construction of a Manipur Cultural and Convention Centre on
the pattern of Vigyan Bhavan which will provide a complete
infrastructure for organizing national and international conferences.
The Convention Centre will also provide a platform for the artistes of
the State to exhibit their talents.
17.1. The Kangla
was handed over to the people of Manipur by the Hon'ble Prime Minister
of India during, his visit to Imphal on 20th November, 2004. The renovation, land development and conservation of Shri Shri Govindajee
Temple and Beithob and construction of Ibudhou Pakhangba Temple have
been taken up with the assistance of the Central and the State
Governments. Other historical monuments like Khongjom War Memorial, and
Wangkhei Meiraba Monument have also been renovated. The Victorian
Building used as Dispensary by the then Assam Rifles has been converted
to Kangla Museum-cum-Interpretation Centre in order to give a glimpse of
Kangla's importance through museum objects and models.
17.2. The I.N.A.
Museum, Moirang which was inaugurated in the year 2005 has a new
separate reorganized gallery. Relevant maps and war relics have been
elaborately displayed therein.
17.3. The State
Central Library building which was destroyed in a fire set by the
miscreants last year has now started functioning on the first floor of
the Manipur State Archives building, Keishampat. A Manuscripts Research
Centre was opened at the State Archives, Imphal as a part of Manuscript
Mission of Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, New Delhi for preserving
manuscripts of the State.
Department of Youth Affairs and Sports has been implementing various schemes/programmes
relating to sports and youth activities like organization of
tournaments, championships and coaching at different levels in various
sport disciplines, multifarious youth activities, physical fitness
programmes, and creation and development of sports infrastructure
including development of playgrounds in rural areas. Incentive award for
outstanding sportspersons, financial assistance to various sports
associations etc. are also extended. The scale of financial assistance
to State Level Sports Associations has been revised by enhancing the DA
of the players from Rs. 40/- per head per day to Rs. 100/-.
18.1. The Twelfth
Finance Commission has .awarded a sum of Rs. 15.00 crores for
upgradation of the facilities of the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. Out
of the TwFC award, an amount of Rs. 10.00 crores will be utilized for
creation of additional infrastructure of the Sports Complex including
establishment of the National
Sports Academy which is being started from the next academic session.
The remaining amount of Rs. 5.00 crores is earmarked as Gorpus Fund for
Khuman Lampak Sports Complex Maintenance and Development Committee to
ensure proper maintenance of the existing Khuman Lampak Sports Complex,
19. Under Land
Reforms, a pilot project for computerization of land records of Porompat
Circle in Imphal East District has been implemented and distribution of
computerized copies of Record of Rights was introduced. My Government is
implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Digitisation of Cadastral
Survey Maps in Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and Thoubal Districts
of Manipur at a total cost of Rs. 76.70 lakhs. My Government has also
formulated a pilot project for computerization of registration of
instruments of sales and mortgages of immovable property etc. in the
office of the Sub-Registrar, Imphal West District. Resurvey operations
are in full swing, and 198 villages in four districts namely Imphal
East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishnupur have so far been covered.
Government is aware that the HIV/AIDS is a major health concern in the
State. Accordingly, the Manipur State AIDS Control Society has been
implementing various programmes in this area. The Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation has launched its Project ORCHID in Manipur to supplement the
efforts of the State Government. Also, Medicines Sans Frontiers, an
International NGO based in Holland in collaboration with Manipur AIDS
Control Society has started ART (anti retroviral therapy) for 500 AIDS
patients in Churachandpur District.
emphasis has been given to strengthen the medical infrastructure by
sourcing additional funds from DoNER and NEC. Government of India has
sanctioned Rs.149.92 lakhs for up-gradation of Emergency & Accident
Services of J.N. Hospital. Another Accident & Trauma Centre for'NH-39
has also been awarded by Govt. of India for Senapati District Hospital
at a cost of Rs. 112.76 lakhs and construction of a 100 bedded hospital
at Thoubal costing Rs.24.80 crores funded by the Ministry of Urban
Development has started.
20.2. DoNER has
approved a scheme for Rs.826.70 lakhs for providing health equipments
for the District Hospitals and Community Health Centres in the State.
20.3. The NEC has
approved schemes worth Rs. 13.40 crores for strengthening of J.N. Hospital,
Churachandpur District Hospital and for construction of a Nursing School
with Hostel, during 2004-05. Improvement works for JN Hospital worth
Rs.3.60 crores had been approved during 2004-05 under State Plan and
works is in an advanced state of completion.
20.4. For providing
adequate accommodation for Doctors and Paramedical staff in the hill
districts, a sum of Rs.20.01 crores has been earmarked in the year
2006-07 under SPA. This will help in providing better health care in
hill areas. A 50 bedded hospital at Moreh funded under BADP has been
completed and inaugurated on 28th January, 2006.
20.5. Packages of
services under Family Welfare Programme are being provided at Primary
Health Sub-Centres, Primary Health Centres/Rural Family Welfare Centres
(RFWCs), Community Health Centres and District Hospitals.
20.6. The National
Rural Health Mission (NRHM) already launched in the State shall bring
architectural correction in the management of the Health and Family
Welfare schemes. A Society at district level shall manage the schemes/programmes.
Active involvement of PRls, NGOs & District Civil Administration with
support from management and financial consultants are envisaged in
running the societies. One village lever worker designated as ASHA
(Accredited Social Health Activist) will be selected per 1000 population
under NRHM to act as an interface between the community and the Health
Department of Social Welfare will cover 43,619 and 26,907 aged persons
under National Old Age Pension Scheme and Manipur Old Age Pension Scheme
respectively at the rate of Rs. 75/- per month and Rs. 100/- per month
per person respectively during 2005-06. Another 300 educated disabled
persons will be given unemployment allowance and 1000 disabled persons
will be granted financial assistance during this year.
21.1. My Government
has decided to set up a "Manipur Women Commission" for protection and
safeguarding the Rights of the Women in the State. A Women Technology Park
is being set up at Takyel Social Welfare Complex for providing
vocational training and development of skill to the women for their
economic empowerment during 2006-07.
Programme for Adolescent Girl (NPAG ) which is an earmarked Sector of
the Government of India will be providing Supplementary Nutrition to
13,718 adolescent girls belonging to BPL families in Senapati District.
The adolescent girls in the remaining 33 blocks will be covered in the
coming years. The Department is providing regular supplementary feedings
to a total of 3,39,333 beneficiaries throughout the State.
22. The Handloom
Sector continues to attract the due attention of the Government.
Adequate funds have been provided in the State Plan to meet the State
matching shares. A Trade Centre has been established at Porompat, Imphal
to boost Border Trade.'
establishment of a Food Park Project which had been initiated during
2000-01 is proposed to be set up at Nilakuthi. The project will cost
about Rs. 13.00 crores. A Term loan of Rs. 6.89 crores is being tied up
through NABARD for the project. A Food Processing Training Hall at
Porompat has also been inaugurated on 30.04.2005.
externally aided Manipur Sericulture Project was revived on 24th March,
2005 under a Revised Action Plan. The Project is now underway and has so
far covered 1200 hectares under mulberry cultivation by 3000 farmers. 23
micro schemes are under implementation covering 1340 beneficiaries under
the Catalytic Development Programme. The schemes will enhance silk yarn
production and employment opportunities in the sericulture sector.
Department is an important revenue collecting Department and it realized
a sum of Rs. 4.24 crores during last year, 2004-05 and Rs. 3.26 crores
till date during 2005-06. Besides, the Department implements Motor
Vehicle Act and Rules, Road Safety measures, Regulation of Traffic in
consultation with Traffic Police. Steps are also taken up for
introduction of High Security Registration Number Plate (HSRNP).
24. The Municipal
Administration, Housing and Urban Development Department (MAHUD) is
making serious efforts to develop urban infrastructures in the State. My
Government has undertaken major urban infrastructure projects with 100%
Central assistance from the Government of India.
of B.T. Road Flyover is targeted for completion by June, 2006.
Construction of Thoubal Markets - A & B and Retaining Wall at Thoubal
Market - A is being started. Construction of Modern Toilet Complex and
installation of LED based modern Traffic Signals in Imphal City are
being taken up shortly.
24.2. Works have
also been taken up for construction of Ima Market, New Market, Lakshmi
Market, Jiribam Market and Market-cum-Multi-Utility Centre at Wangjing
with 100% Central assistance from the Ministry of Urban Employment &
24.3. With funds
from the Government of India, Slum Upgradation Projects and augmentation
of Street Lighting in the District and ADC Headquarters are taken up
with ACA during 2005-06.
24.4. The city of
has been included in the list of cities which are to be provided
assistance from Government of India under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal
Mission (JNNURM). My Government is now in the process of formulating a
City Development Plan for Imphal City so as to enable it to get funds
25. Due to
questions raised about safety of tourists the Tourism Industry has not developed as it would have been. However, a
perspective 20 years plan for tourism in Manipur has been prepared and
my Government has started to take up projects step by step for
development of Tourism in Manipur. Priorities will be given to projects
like- (i) Development of Eco-Park with 18 holes Golf Course at
Nongmaiching, (ii) Development of Integrated Tourism Destination, (iii)
Development of Integrated Rural Tourism, (iv) Establishment of Hotel
Management Institute and (v)Tourism Promotion and Publicity.
26. The Directorate
of Economics and Statistics has been acting as Nodal Agency for all
statistical activities in Manipur. It has been conducting surveys under
the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) and the 5th All India
Economic Census under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme
Implementation, Government of India. The Directorate also has conducted
Crop Estimation Survey in 34 blocks of Manipur for finding out the
extent of area under various agricultural crops and for estimating
production of cereal crops at the block levels. The Directorate has
prepared Statistical Abstract of Manipur 2005 and Economic Survey,
2005-06 during the period under report. Printing of these reports is in
good progress and the report on Socio-Economic Survey of Meitei Pangal
(Manipuri Muslim) is now ready for release.
Department of Cooperation has been implementing various schemes and
projects with the financial assistance from the Central Government under
Centrally Sponsored Scheme and State Plan to generate economic growth of
the urban and rural people and to strengthen the cooperative movement in
the State. During 2005-06, a provision of Rs. 89.40 lakhs is earmarked
for Share Capital contribution to various Cooperative Societies.
28. The State
Government after consultation with Gauhati High Court has approved the
extension of the term of establishment of the two Adhoc Fast Track
Courts with full Central Government financial assistance with effect
from 1 .4.2005 to 31.3.2010 for speedy trial of the pending cases
including important civil cases and cases involving women and aged
28.1. Recently, in
December 2005 and January, 2006 the State Election Commission
successfully conducted elections to eight Municipal Councils and
eighteen Nagar Panchayats.
Department for Development of Tribals and Scheduled Castes, Manipur acts in a three dimensional approach, namely, (i)
Protection of SC/ST people through provisions of the Protection of Civil
Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
(Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, (ii) Promotion of socio-economic
conditions of the SC/ST people through implementation of various
developmental programmes and (iii) Preservation of rich cultural
heritage of the SC/ST people through systematic collection, preservation
Department has laid special emphasis on implementation of developmental
and welfare programmes for the SC/ST people. There are three different
sources of funding namely, (i) State Plan including Special Central
Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan and Article 275(i) of the Constitution,
(ii) Centrally Sponsored Schemes and (iii) Central Plan Schemes.
29.2. During the
financial year, 2005-06, under the State Plan a provision of Rs.2073.22
lakhs is available, out of which an expenditure of Rs.1306.39 lakhs has
so far been incurred. Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme the Department
expects to get about Rs. 1399.04 lakhs and so far expenditure for Rs.
64.00 lakhs has been incurred and under Central Plan Scheme As. 11.12
lakhs is available.
2,995 ST families will get benefit from family oriented welfare
programmes during 2005-06. Another 4,500 families will be covered during
2006-07. About 34,590 ST and 3,583 SC students will get Post-Matric
Scholarship during 2005-06. Construction of Inter Village Roads, Bridges
and Community Halls has also been taken up in the various Tribal and SC
villages during the current year. Rs. 3.00 crores has been earmarked
during 2006-07 for construction of School Building under the District
29.4. My Government
is now in the process of formulating a development plan for the District
Councils so as to enable them to get funds from the Ministry of Urban
Department of Minorities and Other Backward Classes (MOBC) has been
taking care of the Minorities and Other Backward Classes communities
since 2000. For betterment of the economic condition of these
communities, my Government has taken up various income generating
schemes for Economic and Skill Development. During the current year,
2005-06, a sum of Rs. 700.00 lakhs has been spent to take up various
schemes to benefit 5100 beneficiaries. A sum of Rs. 746.91 lakhs is
allotted in 2006-07. This will give benefit to 5700 beneficiaries.
Department has allocated Rs. 20.00 lakhs for providing roofing materials
for construction of houses for families Below Poverty Line belonging to
Minorities and OBC communities during this year.
30.2. My Government
also award Post and Pre-Matric Scholarships to poor students belonging
to the Minorities and Other Backward Classes. Two new schemes for
coaching viz. Remedial Coaching for Minority Students from Class VI to
XII and Pre-Examination Coaching for Minority students appearing in
Professional Courses Entrance Examination and Civil Services
Examinations have been introduced during the current year.
30.3. In order to
make a reservation policy for OBCs in admissions in Professional Courses
as well as in appointments in Government services in the State, my
Government has constituted a Manipur State Commission for Other Backward
Classes with effect from 17th August, 2005. The Commission is
headed by a retired Judge of the Gauhati High Court with three Members
and one Member Secretary.
Services are extended to the unemployed persons of the Statesince 1957. There are 5,24,174 unemployed persons as
per Live Register upto November, 2005 including 1,36,679 females.
Vocational Guidance was extended to 27,105 applicants.
31.1. To create
employment for the youths, the Self Employment Generation Programme (SEGP)
has been implemented in the State involving the Deputy Commissioners and
routing through the Manipur State Co-Operative Bank Ltd. A provision of
As.70.00 crores is earmarked for 2005-06 and As.50.00 crores for 2006-07
targeting to provide employment to about 12,000 persons during these two
31.2. In order to
enhance scope for self employment for the youths, skills are imparted
through the 9 existing Industrial Training Institutes in the State. As
mentioned earlier, new ITI costing As. 4.30 crores has been approved for
setting up at Ukhrul District Headquarters during 2006-07. The total
intake capacity for all the ITls in the State is 1340 seats and the
number of trades is 25.
Speaker and Hon'ble Members of this august House, while addressing the
first session of the new year, the highlights of some of the
achievements and activities of my Government during the last one year,
important ongoing projects and programmes and the outlines of policy,
perspective and programmes that my Government proposes to implement in
the coming years have been presented before you. I would like to
conclude by reiterating that my Government is committed to the
maintenance of peace and creation of conducive atmosphere for rapid
socio-economic development of the people of the State. I hope that my
Government will receive full co-operation of all the Hon'ble Members of
this august House and the people of Manipur in this endeavour.
I now, with
all my best wishes, leave you to your deliberations.