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Ministers review central sponsored projects in Mnp
Correspondent IMPHAL, June 4:
Published on 5 Jun. 2011 12:34 AM IST
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A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Dr Manmohon Singh at New Delhi on Saturday reviewed the implementation of various developmental projects in Manipur with a state delegation led by chief minister, O Ibobi Singh.
The meeting participated by senior union ministers and key officials of the state as well as central government focused on early completion of various projects including railways, highways, irrigation, power and health.
The meeting also reviewed the implementation of `900 crore project for setting up of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, `700 crore for the ongoing railway project linking Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal, a national project and construction of Capitol Complex which constitutes High Court complex, state Assembly and civil secretariat complex.
During the meeting, Ibobi sought a financial package to the state to cope with the financial problem of the state following the implementation of revised pay bands of the Central 6th Pay recommendations to its employees.
According to sources, Manipur government is burdened with an additional payment of `80 crores salaries a month to its employees since the adoption of revised 6th Pay Commission. State government sought Centre’s assistance to provide `300 crores from the Special Plan Assistance in advance during the meeting, source added.
The meeting also discussed on early completion of various projects taken up in the state with Prime Minister’s special packages announced during his visit to the state in 2004 and 2006, ongoing projects like mini secretariats in all district headquarters, Dolaithabi Project, Tipaimukh dam and proposed project for water pipeline from Maphou dam to Imphal.
The pipeline project from Maphou dam to Imphal for supplying 45 MLD of water, the Union Home Minister as well as the Union Ministry of External Affairs have already given their respective approval but the Union Planning Commission has placed certain issues before the State government.

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