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Manipur chief secretary reviews state projects
Correspondent IMPHAL, OCT 7:
Published on 7 Oct. 2009 11:26 PM IST
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Manipur chief secretary, DS Poonia on Wednesday reviewed the progress of implementation of various developmental scheme/projects taken up in Manipur with the funding from the Centre. In a meeting, the chief secretary instructed officers to do an on spot checking of the work site personally and ensure on time completion of the projects and schemes under their sectors in the meeting held at his office chamber at Old Secretariat building, an official source said. The meeting discussed among others development of 4-lanning of NH-39 from Maram to Imphal, double lanning of Maram-Paren road in Senapati district, development of Old Cachar road into motorable road. It also discussed on the progress of construction works of Jiribam-Tupul- Imphal Railway line. The chief secretary instructed the principal secretary of works and other official to speed up the construction work for timely completion of the work. The work progress of Loktak down stream Hydro-electric project (1500 MW), Loktak Down Stream HE Project (90 MW), electrification of 268 de-electrified tribal villages, electrification of 477 virgin tribal villages were also discussed in the meeting, the source said. In the meeting, chief secretary informed the officers that government has earmarked Rs 17300 lakhs for power and non-conventional sources of energy. It also earmarked amounts for convergence of activities of management and conservation of Loktak Lake with the ongoing programme of the department. He further instructed the officers to earmark sufficient funds for electrification of villages.

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