CM Biren mulls slashing LPG price in State
LPG price in State

Imphal (DIPR): On the last day of the 3rd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister and Leader of the House N. Biren Singh laid three papers on the floor of the House.

They are Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement, Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement & Macro Economic Framework Statement and Disclosures; Report of the Fourth Manipur State Finance Commission 2021-2026, Volume I & II and Explanatory Memorandum as to the Action Taken on the Recommendations made by the 4th Manipur State Finance Commission in its Report submitted on July 31, 2021.

The Leader of the House also moved the Manipur Appropriation (No. 2) Bill, 2023 (Bill No. 3 of 2023) which was passed in the House.

During the discussion on the appropriation bill,

Leader of the House N. Biren Singh informed the House regarding the recent hike in the price of LPG, saying that it is due to the increase of price of crude oil in the International market. He said that the regulation of cooking gas is also under the purview of the Central Government.

He also assured that the government will take up necessary steps to reduce the price of LPG in the State.

Giving clarification to a question raised by MLA Th. Lokeshwar Singh, the Leader of the House said that solid waste treatment plants will be constructed in the rural areas according to the requirement and feasibility.

He informed that Rs. 7 crore has been earmarked under 15 Finance Commission for the Autonomous District Councils (ADC) areas for the management of solid waste.

Solid waste management plants have been constructed in some of the urban and municipal areas. The same will be constructed in the gram panchayat and rural areas soon. The government is also planning to construct rural market sheds on priority basis, he added.

He also said that Price Monitoring Committee has been instituted in the State and strict monitoring is going on to check irregularities in the price of the commodities.

Biren said that in the budgetary allocation, 44 percent of the budget is used for the payment of salaries for the employees and 56 percent in development works.

He also clarified that the rice quota of the State under PMGKAY is collected by the transport contractor directly from the FCI. Regarding the land records of Kakching district, the Leader of the House informed that there are 45 revenue villages in the district.

Survey work of 13 villages is going on and three villages are under survey. Land records will be made available to the concerned officials. Recruitment process of 468 Assistant Professors has also been prepared and it will be entrusted to the MPSC, he added.

Chief Minister Biren also informed the House that a stadium is being constructed at Senapati with a cost of Rs. 7.2 crore with the objective of promoting indigenous games of the State.

The government is also taking up steps to promote indigenous games like Mukna, Sagol-Kangjei, Thang-Ta, Kang, etc. Rs.1.50 crore has been sanctioned for the promotion of indigenous games and sports. More than 100 schools in the State have opened Thang-Ta as a curriculum, he added.

Later, the 3rd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine die.