Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the primary objective of the government is to serve the poor, to provide employment to unemployed youths and sustainable livelihood to various people.
Inaugurating Manipur Cab Services at Manipur State Film Development Society Hall, Palace Compund, Imphal today, Chief Minister said that the present government is trying its level best to maintain transparency and Corruption Free State. He mentioned that people of the State are filled with enormous talent and no space and avenue were provided to them by the previous governments. The present government has provided enough space for the people to showcase their talents to the outside world. The government has initiated Manipur Start-up Policy to encourage the entrepreneurs and talented people for self-employment and sustainable livelihood. People should become job creator rather becoming job seeker, he added.
Chief Minister continued that many entrepreneurs have been given soft loans in the first phase while around 4000 entrepreneurs have applied in the second phase of the Start-up Policy. On Meeyamgi Numit, many people are pouring in seeking for soft loans from banks for self-employment. With the present momentum of the government, Manipur will transform in coming 4-5 years, he added.
Highlighting various initiatives of the government for the welfare of the people, Chief Minister said that the government has also initiated “Loktak Livelihood Mission” to provide employment opportunities to fish farmers and youths of Manipur. Appreciating the love and support of the people to the present government, Chief Minister mentioned that the government has been able to regain the people’s trust. Unlike previous governments, the government has received a sum of around Rs. 1 crore as monetary assistance for the Manipur Sangai Festival 2018 from various sectors of the State. Stating about the installation of the traffic light system in the Imphal area recently, Chief Minister said that no vehicle is seen parking on the zebra crossing in the roads after such new system. To ease the traffic congestion in the Thangal Bazaar stretch, Chief Minister said that no vehicular traffic and parking have been allowed along the Thangal Bazar stretch.
Chief Minister mentioned that with the aim to provide safe drinking water to every household by 2022, the Centre has recommended to sanction Rs. 2600 crores so that the objective can be achieved on time. He also stated that the Centre has agreed to increase the Open Market Borrowing by Rs. 100 crores. While delivering his Presidential address, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Shri Y. Khemchand said that in such a short period, the government has able to minimize the gap between the hills and valley people of the State.
The government believes in providing humanitarian service to the people, he added.
It may be mentioned that Manipur Cab Service is being owned by Imphal Finance Co-op Thrift & Credit Society Ltd.