In a recent news the Manipur state’s deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh announced that the Manipur government is working on a plan to reintroduce lottery schemes in a bid to generate revenue for the state,. Joykumar, who holds the Finance portfolio stated that the move will fetch the state government around Rs. 100 crores in revenue annually. He added that it is not still decided whether it would be sold in the state or outside the state or both inside and outside the state.
Joykumar made the assertion in the state legislative assembly in reply to a supplementary question posed by Congress MLA Surjakumar Okram, as per local media reports. It is not still decided whether lottery schemes would be sold in the state or outside the state or both inside and outside the state. He also said that Rs 857.89 cr has been collected as GST revenue of the state since the introduction of GST on July 2017 till January 2019. Joykumar said that the state is projecting Rs 754.78 cr as GST revenue collection next year. Earlier, Surjakumar has asked whether it is true that the tax revenue has increased manifold after introduction of the GST.
As of now the exact details of the proposal to introduce lottery schemes and timelines as to by when the plan would be implemented were not revealed.
Note that currently nine Indian states run lottery schemes, either through the state machinery or through private companies appointed as distributors or marketing agents. The states/territories that currently run lottery schemes are Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, West Bengal, Kerala, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Bodoland Territorial Council.
Reportedly, the Meghalaya government has also commenced the process of starting their own lottery schemes. However, the process has not yet been completed due to controversies surrounding the companies which the state government plans to appoint as its marketing agent/distributor.
The most popular lotteries in Manipur and the lottery schemes
There are many lottery games in Manipur popular being Lottery Chakra- 5 Series, Future plumiea lottery, Future Vinca, Future Tagetes and others. You can click here to check the Manipur State Lottery results now.
The lottery schemes are those lotteries that are played monthly or on any festival or occasion. Like the monthly lottery scheme or Deluxe monthly lottery schemes.
Such lottery schemes offer lottery tickets without series numbering from 000000 to 199999 each. These Number of tickets can be increased or decreased as per demand of Distributors and keeping in view the market conditions. The MRP of a single ticket can be Rs 100/-.( more or less). The prizes can vary from one lakh upto 50 lacs or even more.
Finally the government of Manipur will have the rights to amend/ delete/ modify/ relax any of the provisions of the Scheme under the orders of the Principal Secretary Finance; Government of Manipur in exceptional circumstances without assigning any reasons(s). Stay tuned here to know the lottery schemes introduced by Manipur.
Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east. The state has a population of almost 3 million.