IMPHAL, June 24: A team of Union Ministers will be visiting the State after the upcoming Parliament session and announce more special packages for the State, Manipur Pradesh BJP president Th Chaoba told the media today.
Addressing a press briefing at the party’s Nityaipat Chuthek office, Th Chaoba who was camping at the national capital from June 15 to 24, said his team had met with around seven to eight Union Ministers including that of Home, Agriculture, Human Resource, Surface and Road Transport during their stay at New Delhi.
He said the Agri Union Minister has assured opening of a Central Agriculture College in a rural part of the State. He said that the college will have state of the art facilities.
Further according to State Unit BJP president, the Union Minister has also assured steps to improve the irrigation system in both the Hills and valley areas and encourage water harvesting and management.
The Minister had also assured to strengthen the existing KVK centres in the State allot more centres, he said and added that during the meeting with the Agri Minister, his team had highlighted that Manipur being an industrially backward State, the need is to focus on the Agro based industries like horticulture, veterinary, and fishery.
Now, since the present State government has failed to provide employment by extending the special occupation rehabilitation package in the State, he said his team had asked the Union Minister to extend special occupation rehabilitation package for fishing communities of Loktak Lake with special preference to the 1010 floating hut dwellers of which 777 had been evicted and dismantled.
The Union Minister had assured a visit to the State to inspect on the issue, he said.
Chaoba further said that the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured to improve the basic health care system and proper implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in the State and to strengthen all existing PHSCs, PHCs, Community Hospitals, District Hospitals and JNIMS etc.
The Union Minister wanted to develop RIMS to the level of AIIMS, he continued.
Chaoba also informed that the Union Minister for Surface and Road Transport, Shipping, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has also assured improvement of surface transport system in the State.
On the other hand Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Surface and Road Transport, Shipping, Rural Development and Panchayet Raj has also assured the team for improvement of Surface Transport system in the state, he said.
The Minister has assured that the construction works on NH 37 will be taken over by National Highway Authority of India from the BRO and that he will soon visit the State to take a road visit along the highway, Chaoba said.
On being highlighted about the prolonged deplorable conditions of the national highways, the Union had instructed the concerned official to expedite the works and call for a detail report within a week, he continued.
The team discussed about the ecological disaster of Loktak Lake after commission of the Loktak Hydel Project and review the Loktak Lake Protection Act, 2006 which is considered to be not viable with Prakash Javadekar Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Forest and Environment who assured positive actions, he said.
Chaoba also said that the Union Minister Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh and MoS Home Affairs also assured to protect the public of Manipur.
The State delegate raised several issues including special recruitment drive for unemployed educated youths of Manipur to the Central Para Military Forces
He said both carefully listened to the State delegates and assured consideration of the points raised by the State team.
Rajnath Singh also expressed his wish to visit Manipur during the month of July or August, 2014 to oversee all the major problems faced by the State with special care.
Chaoba said the team discussed creation of infrastructure for social and HRD sectors in the State and creation of Sports University with World class facilities as a premier institute of the Nation in view of high sports talent of Manipur youths in a tremendous way without much support from Government side with Gen VK Singh, Union Minister DONER.
The DONER Minister assured the State delegates to expedite the matters and initiate for creation of Sports University as suggested in consultation with the Prime Minister, he said.
The Minister was on his way to Imphal today, but was called back by the Prime Minister from the Guwahati Airport, he said.
Meanwhile, the Human Resource Development Minister Smirti Irani has assured to do the needful in the state within short Period with special care, he said.