Minister instructs construction of Judicial Academy

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Works Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today instructed officials to prepare a new DPR for the construction of the Manipur Judicial Academy at its site at Pangei.

Chairing a meeting in connection with the construction of the Manipur Judicial Academy at the conference hall of his Secretariat office, the Minister said that a land dispute had resulted in the delay in the construction of the academy. Now the dispute has been settled and construction will start at the earliest. Biswajit who also holds the Textiles, Commerce, and Industry portfolio chaired another meeting reviewing geology and mining activities in the State. During the meeting, setting up a cement factory in the State was discussed among other things.

Biswajit observed that large deposits of Chromite and Limestone have been found in the State mainly in Chandel and Ukhrul districts, however, any mining lease requires the approval of the Central Ministry. The Minister instructed the officials to acquire the Geological Survey of India’s survey reports on the location of available minerals and mines in the State. He further asked the officials to take up the process of auctioning the mines in the State. On their part, officials of the department highlighted the issues faced in mining activities in the State.

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