Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said development works cannot be stopped because of the ongoing violence as he laid foundation stones for two projects of Wabagai AC on Sunday.
The projects are road renovation from Keirak to Tera Urak and from Wabagai Tera Urak to Turel Mamei and to construct a natural grass football ground in Kangjeibung, Keirak.
Speaking at the function organised at Keirak Kangjeibung CM Biren once again reiterated that the ongoing violence had been pre planned 10 to 20 years prior to destroy the territorial integrity of Manipur.
He said that the victims along with the stories of the violence will remain engraved in the history of the state as martyrs who had woken up the indigenous people of Manipur.
He recalled that our state has a history of more than 2,000 years. “Our ancestors and Kings such as Narasingh Maharaj, Gambhir Singh Maharaj, Heerachandra and Churachand Maharaj fought bravely for our motherland and protected our land by flushing out every enemy”, he added.
CM said that 10 kms of the India-Myanmar border fencing has already been completed and the centre has also sanctioned the 80 km long border fencing from Behiang, Churachandpur till Moreh.
He added that the “Free Movement Regime” which is a pact between India and Myanmar that allows people living along the border on either side to travel up to 16 km inside the other country without a visa have also been removed after urging the Home Minister.
N Biren stressed the need to flush out the illegal immigrants from the state and said that the government will not compromise on drugs and poppy cultivation.
He assured that inmates in the relief centres will be shifted to the prefabricated houses constructed at Yaithibi Loukol, Thoubal District within 5 days.
Speaking on the occasion YAS Minister Govindas Konthoujam drew attention to the deteriorating ecological balance of Manipur after lakes had been filled up. The government will also take up steps to dig new lakes in the state, he assured.
He added that the state had been witnessing climate change effects due to deforestation in the hills for carrying out poppy cultivation. And, the ongoing violence erupted in the state for trying to stop poppy cultivation in the state and the Indian government also knows that a foreign country is involved in the current issue facing in the state, he added.
He said that the Indian government has also agreed to have two Football Academy in Manipur and the foundation stone laid by the CM for a football ground during the event will play a major role for in the future.
The centre also assured to sanction rupees 450 crores to convert the route from Mayang Imphal to Kakching Lamkhai into a four lane road, he added.
Wabagai MLA and Manipur Pollution Control Board ki Chairman Dr.Usham Deben, Rajya Sabha MP Leisemba Sanajaoba, Social Welfare minister H.Dingo, Patsoi MLA and MANITRON chairman S.Kunjakeswor, Mayang Imphal MLA and MANIDCO chairman K.Robindro, Lamlai MLA and Handloom and Handicraft Limited chairman Kh.Ibomcha and Kakching MLA M.Rameshwor attended the event.
Gas connections under UJWALA and CMHT, PMJAY cards were also distributed to selected beneficiaries of Wabagai AC. Old Age pension cards, NAFSA and widow pension scheme cards were also distributed to the inmates of the relief centres opened under Wabagai AC.