No one will be spared for involvement in illegal drug business: CM    Drugs worth Rs 2000 crore seized, around 100 persons in jail, says CM

No one will be spared for involvement in illegal drug business: CM Drugs worth Rs 2000 crore seized, around 100 persons in jail, says CM

TMB Report

Imphal: Acknowledging Chief Minister N. Biren Singh for his brainchild initiative on ‘War against Drugs’ campaign, the Holistic Vista SUD Treatment Centre conferred the Chief Minister with the title “Saviour of Youths”.

The Chief Minister was felicitated by the Chief functionary of Holistic Vista SUD Treatment Centre Mr. Lalit Sapam and Senior Counsellor of the Treatment Centre Mr. Anil Khuraijam in a solemn function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Sunday.

Briefing to the media persons, Chief Minister thanked the Holistic Vista SUD Treatment Centre, Ningthemcha Karong for honouring and encouraging him and the State government towards striving for a society free from drug menace. The Chief Minister appealed the people to support the initiative of the government on ‘War against Drugs’ in the State.

The Chief Minister further informed that no one will be spared including his near and dear ones, politicians, police personnel etc. who are involved in the illegal drug business in the State. He maintained that appropriate action will be taken against those persons under the law.

He stated that till now, illegal drugs amounting to more than Rs. 2000 crore have been confiscated and around 100 persons have been jailed for involving in illegal drug activities in the State.

The chief minister also inaugurated a 33/11 KV Power Sub-Station at Mayang Langjing Tamang in Imphal West District. The Sub-Station, which was set up at an estimated cost of around Rs. 2.9 crore, would provide power supply to around 700 households of different localities of Mayang Langjing Tamang and Mana Ingkhol.

Power Minister Th. Biswajit, MSPDCL Chairman L. Susindro and Lamshang AC MLA S. Rajen also attended the function as dignitaries among others.

Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, N. Biren Singh said that people might be well aware about the positive changes seen in the past three years. He said that many noble schemes had been introduced while different infrastructures had been dedicated to the public during this short period, and added that these were possible because of the firm commitment of the Government and support from the public.

He announced that a couple of similar Sub-Stations are ready for inauguration now, and it would definitely benefit the public once it is handed over to them. Mentioning about various developmental schemes, the Chief Minister said that sessions for six schools selected under Government’s ‘School Fagathansi Mission’ would commence from February 12. Likewise, sessions for the remaining schools would also begin by the first week of March, he added.

N. Biren Singh said that there would be no point of developing good infrastructures and nice buildings if there is no sincere people in the society. As such, it is a must to groom children and the youth at the grassroots level to make them sincere and honest, he pointed out.

Earlier, there was unrest in Manipur and people were experiencing panic all the time, however, the situation had dramatically changed ever since the new Government was sworn in, he said. Stating that Manipuri people are so hard working and there is no dearth of talent in them, the Chief Minister said that these talented people are being provided assistance through Manipur StartUp and other schemes, and added that there is no doubt that Manipur is now marching ahead towards progress and development. He then opined that there is need to focus on rural economy if the State has to boost its economy.

Power Minister Th. Biswajit said that the MSPDCL has set a target to install prepaid metres for all the power connections of the State to curb power loss. He said that as State’s power generating capacity is negligible, huge chunk of the power being provided to the people is bought from different agencies. As such, there is need to spread awareness to power consumers of hill districts as well so that 100 per cent installation of prepaid metres can be achieved, the Minister said. Stating that the Government is planning to acquire around two lakh prepaid metres for this purpose, Th. Biswajit said that price fixation had already been completed and process for tender bidding would begin soon.

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