Landowners demand protection of paddy fields

'Since the proposed construction of NSU was moved to Koutruk, the members of the 44 Yaithibi Loukol Farmers and Landowners Development Association appealed to the authorities concerned to return the selling price of the land since the construction of NSU has been withdrawn by the Union sports minister'..

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated 13 Apr 2022, 6:21 am

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The 44 Yaithibi Loukol Farmers and Landowners Development Association on Tuesday drew Chief Minister N Biren’s attention for the protection of the paddy fields at Yaithibi Loukol in Thoubal district of Manipur.

In a press meet held at Langthabal, representative of the association Khundrakpam Romenkumar recalled that in 2014-2015 the then MLA assured false promises and convinced the landowners to sell their lands, for the construction of National Sports University (NSU).

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Since the proposed construction of NSU was moved to Koutruk, the members of the association had appealed to the authorities concerned to return the selling price of the land since the construction of NSU had been withdrawn by the union sports minister, he added.

Alleging that the landowners had not been compensated, Romenkumar stated that the landowners are requesting the authorities concerned to refund with the selling price of the lands along with interest in exchange of their lands.

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Condemning few people for misinforming the chief minister that the landowners had been compensated duly, he appealed to the chief minister to consider the request of the landowners.

He mentioned that the paddy fields of Yaithibi Loukol have been the source of the economy of the area, he said. He further drew the state government’s attention and urged the state government to protect the paddy fields of Yaithibi Loukol under the conservation of paddy and wetland act 2014. 

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First published:13 Apr 2022, 6:21 am

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farmerspaddy fieldscompensationNSUYaithibi Loukol

Thoubal Correspondent

Thoubal Correspondent

THOUBAL district, Manipur

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