Imphal, October 27: The newly constructed building of the Planning Department, with an estimated cost of Rs 2.9 crores was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, O Ibobi at Babupara today.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister O Ibobi said that the Planning Department is the only department concerned with the development programmes which will determine the future of the state. Employees who are sincere in their work are required.
He further went on to say that the funds allocated for a particular project needs to be used up in the right time. For the present financial year, there are many departments who have not submitted their utilization certificates (UC). They should submit it at the right time so as not to create any problem in applying for the next plan proposal. Work proposal and UC should be passed to the Ministry at the right time to avoid any unwanted problems. He also assured that the shortage of staffs in the Planning Department will be looked into and recruitment process will be done.
Delivering the Presidential speech, Bijoy Koijam, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, said that the Planning Department is the backbone of the state. All developments programmes are first discussed and planned in the department and later taken up. To develop the state, the state needs to give special priority to the Planning department. Chief Secretary, DS Poonia was also present on the occasion.
BJP launches fish fair: The BJP Fisherman Cell launched a Fish Fair on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba at its party office at Nityaipat Chuthek today.
Speaking to media persons at the sidelines of the fair, Shantikumar Sharma, Party President, said that the BJP Fisherman cell was established primarily to help in reducing the huge amount of money drained out of the state in procuring fish from other states.
He further went on to say that in every household in the state, on the occasion of Ningol Chakkouba, a fish curry is being prepared. To provide fish at a reasonable rate, the BJP Fish Farmers Cell is organizing the fair where fishes are sold at the government rate. This will certainly help in reducing the amount of money spent on transporting fish from other states.
Source: Hueiyen Lanpao