IMPHAL, June 23 (Newmai): An official statement of the Manipur Government claimed that the ‘Go to Village’ Mission which was launched on May 1, 2018 has so far provided benefits to 1,73, 327 people out of the total 2,40, 602 enrolled for different schemes. The Mission aims to reach out to the citizens at their doorstep, provide awareness of Government programmes and its benefits, and ensure timely delivery of services to eligible beneficiaries.
According to an official statement, special focus is given to schemes related to social benefits, health, education and identification of left out eligible beneficiaries for inclusion in Government programmes of housing, old age pension among others.
The Mission was officially launched at Konuma Ground, Laphupat Tera, Komlakhong Gram Panchayat in Imphal West district and has completed four phases. The next phase of the Mission will be held on June 27, 2018. The district administrations and the concern Government departments are playing a major role in providing the benefits included in the Mission, the official statement added.
In Imphal East district, the camps for the Mission will be held on June 27,2018 in Khundrakpam Gram Panchayat (Sawombung Block), Khaidem Leikai (Heingang Block), Thongju Part.1( Kshetrigao Block) and Angtha ( Keirao -Bitra Block). In this connection the Imphal East district administration today distributed seventy two identity cards under CMHT (Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang), five beekeeping boxes and one knapsack sprayer, the statement said On the same day, the camps will be held in Moijing Gram Panchayat (Thoubal AC), Wangjing Lamding MUC W/No. 3 and part of Sangaiyumpham Pt.II Gram Panchayat (Khangabok AC) and Heirok Pt. III Gram Panchayat( Heirok AC) of Thoubal district. Likewise, the camps will be held in forty villages in Kangpokpi district, two villages in Ukhrul, one village in Kamjong and six villages in Tamenglong district, the statement added
For Chandel district, the Forest department has so far provided five hundred saplings while the agriculture dept. distributed seeds, Soil Health Cards, agriculture equipment among others to the eligible beneficiaries. In Tengnoupal district the district administration and the department officials are also providing benefits under various schemes to the beneficiaries. At Sajik Tampak, foot and mouth disease vaccination were administered to around 35 animals and at Chakpikarong Sub Division 31 animals were vaccinated.
In Ukhrul district, the forest department has so far distributed three lakhs saplings for this Mission. Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Dept. received 7,342 applications for LPG Connections under PMUY by IOC. Altogether 6,253 applicants were provided LPG connections as 1,089 applicants were rejected due to insufficient documents. National Food Security Act (NFSA) ration cards were also distributed to 3,201 applicants out of 3,412 and the remaining 211 applicants will receive their cards after due process. In Tamenglong District, the next phase of the Mission will be held in six villages. CMHT identity cards, Job cards under MNREGA, LPG connections have been provided and Bank Accounts were opened for the beneficiaries of the Mission.
The Election department has so far delivered benefits to 338 applicants out of the total 2,757 applicants, Fisheries department 451 out of the 2,422, Forest dept 4,080 out of 4439, Health and Family Welfare department 26,094 out of 27,880, Horticulture and Soil Conservation 1,994 out of 2,886, Labour Dept 230 out of 1,469, MAHUD 410 out of 410, Minority Affairs department 27 out of 27, MOBC 219 out of 330, PHED 836 out of 1,488, Power department 40,871 out of 44,835, RD & PR 6,792 out of 20,835, Revenue department 35,733 out of 39,658, Science & Technology department 400 out of 400, Sericulture department 494 out of 1,167, Social Welfare Dept 5018 out of 17,664, Textile Handloom and Handicraft department 5,919 out of 12,592, Trade Commerce and Industries 1,168 out of 2,501, Transport department 191 out of 565, Tribal Affairs and Hills 264 out of 295, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry 7,483 out of 8,154, Welfare of OBC and SC 228 out of 236, Others 1170 out of 1413 and Various 5,188 out of 7,384 applicants.
According to the official statement, a total of 5,237 applications were rejected due to insufficient documents while the pending applications for various schemes are under process to ensure timely delivery of services to eligible beneficiaries without delay. A total number of 61,371 beneficiaries are yet to be provided benefits under various schemes related to the ‘Go to Village’ Mission. The district administration and officials of the various departments are working towards making the Mission a success for the welfare of the people of Manipur, it added.