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Manipur CM bags development package from Centre

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Imphal, Sep 01 (UNI) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, while on his visit to New Delhi along with his team of government officials from August 29 to 31, was sucessful in bagging several development packages for the state.

The state Information Centre said the Chief Minister met all the top notch ministers in his hectic schedule, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Urban Development Minister, the Home Minister, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Tribal Affairs and Development of North East Region Minister and the Defence Minister.

The Prime Minister also accepted Mr Ibobi Singh's invitation to visit the state in September or October.

The Chief Minister urged the Urban Development Minister to release funds for the construction of Keisampat over-bridge and second Khwai bridge for which detailed project reports had already been submitted to the Ministry.

The Union Minister suggested him to incorporate the two projects with the City Development Plan of the state capital to be taken up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

The Chief Minister said the city development plan carried out by the state focused on the overall development of urban infrastructure providing basic services like housing, water supply, sanitation etc.

Mr Singh also ugred the women and child development minister to open 4000 'Anganwadi' centres to provide employement for the poor women in the state.

The Chief Minister approached the Home Minister to conduct the forthcoming assembly elections in the state on four different dates for free and fair election.

He also urged the Defence Minister to provide the service of Border Road Organization for construction of the roads funded by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

UNI NS PP RN1504

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