Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, visited Manipur’s Chandel District Headquarters and reviewed the Aspirational Districts Programme taken up in the district on Monday.

Chandel district bordering Myanmar on the south is among the 117 districts of the country selected under the programme.

Kiren Rijiju arrived at Imphal International Airport from Guwahati in an MHA helicopter at around 12 noon. From there, he along with the Chief Minister headed to Chandel District headquarters in the same helicopter.

The two leaders landed at the helipad of 18 Assam Rifles in Chandel at around 12:50 pm. From there, they went to Chandel DC office complex, where they planted saplings. The two leaders also inaugurated a One Stop Centre at DC office complex, apart from distributing LPG connections to selected beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).

During the visit, N. Biren Singh and Kiren Rijiju later reviewed various works taken up in the district under Aspirational Districts Programme. Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Administrative Secretaries concerned, Chandel DC Krishna Kumar and other high ranking Government officials briefed them about the programme.

Later, N. Biren and Kiren Rijiju left Chandel District headquarters in the MHA helicopter at around 3 pm.

Reference: https://insidene.com/2019/09/03/kiren-rijiju-reviews-development-at-myanmar-bordering-chandel-district-in-manjipur/