Imphal (DIPR): On the eight day of the ongoing 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly session on Wednesday, the House unanimously passed eight demands for grants amounting to Rs. 3072,75,31,000.
The Demands for Grants passed by the House include Demand No 4: Land Revenue, Stamps & Registration and District Administration (Rs.163,76,93,000), Demand No 5: Finance Department (Rs. 2557,67,16,000), Demand No 21: Textiles, Commerce & Industries (Rs. 166,64,60,000), Demand No 25: Youth Affairs & Sports Department (Rs. 128,02,64,000), Demand No 28: State Excise (Rs. 20,56,00,000), Demand No 29: Sales Tax, Other Taxes/Duties on Commodities and Services (Rs. 11,16,98,000), Demand no 35: Stationery & Printing (Rs. 7,44,39,000) and Demand No 42: State Academy of Training (Rs. 17,46,61,000).
During the discussion on demands for grants, MLAs K. Ranjit Singh, K. Meghachandra, Th. Lokeshwar Singh and Surjakumar Okram moved cut motions which were later withdrawn and passed in the House. MLAs M. Rameshwar Singh, Kh. Joykisan Singh and Th. Shyamkumar Singh also joined in the demand discussion and expressed their observations on the demands.
Clarifying on the policy cut motion, Leader of the House N. Biren Singh informed the House that in order to save the agricultural land, a cabinet sub-committee will look into the matters related to conversion of agricultural lands for other purposes. He conveyed that about 2484 show-cause notices were served to encroachers of paddylands.
The Leader of the Houses further informed the House that under the centrally sponsored schemes, the government has constructed Sangai Ethnic Park at a cost of Rs.45 crore, Makhel Heritage at Rs.6 crore and 34 Police Outposts at a cost of Rs.80.4 crore.
Biren also informed the House that Kangchup-Tamenglong Road, Manipur Water Supply Project, Sustainable Forest Management for Water Conservation and Dam Rehabilitation have also been implemented under the Externally Aided Project.
Commerce & Industries Minister Nemcha Kipgen while clarifying on policy cut motions stated that six industrial estates have been set up while two more industrial estates have been approved to be set up for Imphal East and Senapati districts.
Clarifying on the Policy cut Motion, Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam stated that the Youth Policy will be published by the end of April 2023. He also informed that a committee under YAS will be set up to certify the quality of artificial turf grounds including the privately owned grounds in the State.
The government has also prepared a proposal for setting up of sports infrastructures under Khelo India for remote areas of the State, he added.
Later, the House unanimously passed five government bills. The bills are (i) The Manipur Properties and Open Places (Prevention of Defacement and Disfigurement) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 1 of 2023), (ii) The Kaina Temple Board Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 4 of 2023), (iii) The Manipur Value Added Tax (Third Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 5 of 2023), (iv) The Manipur Town and Country Planning (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 7 of 2023) and (v) The Dhanamanjuri University (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 6 of 2023).