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Manipur to get connected with gas pipelines to ensure disturbance free gas supply

IMPHAL: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced that Manipur will be connected with gas pipelines (Silchar-Imphal and Kohima-Imphal) soon to ensure disturbance-free gas supply to the State. This was stated by him during the distribution function of e-SHRAM cards held at Hotel Imphal today.

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Shri N. Biren said that a LPG refilling bottling plant will also be inaugurated soon in the State. He thanked the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his love towards the people of the State. The Chief Minister said that it is very unfortunate to hear that out of the target registration of 8 lakh unorganised workers in the State, around 58,000 individuals have registered under e-SHRAM.

Mentioning that e-SHRAM scheme covers almost all unorganised workers viz. construction workers, migrant workers, domestic workers, street vendors, truck drivers, fishermen, agricultural workers, ASHA workers etc., Shri N. Biren Singh said that all the unorganised workers registered under the scheme will be given accidental Insurance Coverage under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana(PMSBY). The workers will be paid Rs two lakh for accidental death and permanent disability and Rs one lakh for partial disability, he added.

During the function, the Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to instruct the concerned departments to organise e-SHRAM registration camps separately such as Medical department to organise camps for ASHA workers etc, Forest department for SHGs under TRIFED, Social Welfare department for Anganwadi workers etc at different places. He assured the Union Minister Shri Rameshwar Teli that the target of 8 lakh will be achieved by December, 2021 in the State.

Highlighting that more than 1.4 lakh women were given LPG gas connection under Ujjwala scheme in the State, the Chief Minister said that Ujjwala 2.0 has been launched in the State yesterday. Under the Ujjwala 2.0, the government has set a target of distributing 1 lakh gas connections in the State, he added. Around 15,304 gas connections will be provided to women of Chandel district, 31,999 gas connections for Senapati district, 23,454 connections for Kangpokpi, 5,028 connections for Pherzawl, 7,816 connections for Tamenglong, 6,995 connections for Ukhrul, 10,530 connections for Thoubal, 1,698 connections for Kakching and 148 connections for Jiribam district. The gas connections will be distributed in the ongoing GTV and other functions. For those districts which have achieved 90 percent gas connections under Ujjwala scheme, the government will request the Ministry to provide the gas connection to the remaining 10 percent under the scheme.

Minister for IPR and Works, Shri Th. Biswajit Singh said that since its inception, the Labour and Employment department has been trying its best to protect the rights and work for the welfare of the workers of the country. Talking about the e-SHRAM scheme, Shri Biswajit said that any unorganised worker who is of 16-59 years can register under the scheme. He urged workers of the State to register themselves as soon as possible so that we can achieve the target by March 2022. He maintained that mass campaigns and registration camps will be organised in various parts of the State.

On the occasion, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Rameshwar Teli also explained about the benefits of registration under e-SHRAM scheme and urged the people to register at the earliest to get the benefits under the scheme.

Chairman Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Shri H. Dingo, Chairman Loktak Development Authority Shri L Susindro, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, officials of the Labour and Employment Ministry and others were present during the function.

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