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PM Modi inaugurates & lay foundation stone of developmental projects in Manipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the state of Manipur today, 4th January, 2022. The Prime Minister  inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 22 Developmental Projects worth over Rs. 4,800 crore in Imphal. 




PM in Manipur


In Manipur, PM Modi  inaugurated 13 Projects worth around Rs. 1,850 crores and laid the foundation stone of 9 projects worth around Rs 2,950 crore. These projects relate to diverse sectors such as Road Infrastructure, Drinking Water Supply, Health, Urban Development, Housing, Information Technology, Skill Development, Art and Culture, among others.



In line with the countrywide projects to improve connectivity, the Prime Minister  laid the foundation stone of construction of five National Highway Projects to be built at a cost of more than Rs 1,700 crore. The construction of these highways with a cumulative length of more than 110 kilometres, will be a major step to improve the road connectivity of the region. Another important infrastructure that will enhance seamless year-round connectivity to Silchar from Imphal and reduce traffic congestion, is the construction of Steel Bridge built over Barak River on NH-37 built at a cost of over Rs 75 crore. This Steel Bridge was also inaugurated by the Prime Minister during the Programme.


The Prime Minister also dedicated, to the people of Manipur, 2,387 mobile towers built at a cost of around Rs 1,100 crores. This will be a major step in further boosting the mobile connectivity of the state.


The Prime Minister’s endeavour to provide clean drinking water to every household will get a boost with the inauguration of the drinking water supply projects in the state.  The projects being inaugurated by the Prime Minister included the ₹280 crore worth ‘Water Transmission system of Thoubal Multi-purpose project’, which will provide drinking water supply to the Imphal city; the Water Supply Scheme project by Water Conservation, for Tamenglong Headquarters built at the cost of Rs 65 crore, to provide safe drinking water to residents of ten habitations of Tamenglong district; and the ‘Augmentation of Senapati District Headquarter Water Supply Scheme’ built at a cost of Rs. 51 crore to provide regular water supply to the residents of the area.


State of the Art Cancer Hospital


In an effort to strengthen the health sector in the state, the Prime Minister  laid the foundation stone of ‘State of the Art Cancer Hospital’ in Imphal worth around Rs. 160 crore on PPP basis. This cancer hospital will greatly benefit the people of state in reducing the out of the pocket expenditure, who otherwise have to go outside the state for availing cancer related diagnostic and treatment services. Further, to boost the Covid related infrastructure in the State, the Prime Minister inaugurated ‘200 Bedded Covid Hospital at Kiyamgei’ which has been set up at a cost of about Rs. 37 crore in collaboration with DRDO.


Imphal Smart City Mission


The completion of several initiatives under the ‘Imphal Smart City Mission’ will be a step toward realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unrelenting efforts for the rejuvenation  and transformation of Indian cities. The Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), ‘Development of Western Riverfront on Imphal River (Phase I)’, and ‘Development of Mall Road at Thangal Bazar (Phase I)’ was inaugurated by the Prime Minister at a cost of more than Rs 170 crore. The city’s Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) will provide a variety of technology-based services, including traffic management, solid waste management, and city surveillance. Other development projects funded by the mission will promote tourism and the local economy while also providing job opportunities.

To provide a boost to the Information Technology sector, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of ‘Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIIT)’ to be built in the state at a cost of about Rs 200 crore. This project is the biggest PPP initiative in the State.


The Prime Minister  also laid the foundation stone for construction of Manipur Institute of Performing Arts at Gurgaon, Haryana. The idea of such a cultural institute of Manipur in Haryana was first mooted in 1990 but it could not materialize for the last many years. The institute will be built at a cost of more than Rs 240 crore and will promote the rich art and culture of the state. 


Further strengthening the rich cultural heritage of the state, the Prime Minister inaugurated the refurbished and renovated Govindajee Temple at Imphal. He also inaugurated the INA complex at Moirang that will showcase the important role played by Indian National Army (INA) during India’s Independence Movement.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 72 Projects worth more than Rs 130 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram. 


To strengthen the handloom industry in the State, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of two projects worth Rs. 36 crore namely, ‘Mega Handloom Cluster’ at Nongpok Kakching in Imphal East District, which will benefit about 17,000 weavers in Imphal East District and ‘Craft and Handloom village’ in Moirang which will help the weaving households, harness the tourism potential of the Moirang and adjoining Loktak Lake and generate employment for the local people.


The Prime Minister  further laid the foundation stone for the construction of Government Residential Quarters at New Checkon to be built at a cost of around Rs 390 crore. This will be an integrated housing colony with modern amenities. He will also lay the foundation stone of a ropeway project at Ibudhou Marjing, Imphal East.


Other projects being inaugurated by the Prime Minister included the new Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Kangpokpi under Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure (ESDI) and a new office building of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations

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