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Manipur government giving grace period to illegal immigrants on humanitarian grounds: Minister Letpao Haokip

The Manipur Water Resources minister informed that the state government had discussed with the IGAR (South) for relaxation in transportation of goods imported from Myanmar.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 20 Dec 2021, 3:33 am

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Considering the unrest in the neighbouring country Myanmar, the state government is giving a grace period to the illegal immigrants on humanitarian grounds considering their stay, Manipur Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip said on Saturday.

At the same time, the state government is trying to fix the problems of illegal immigrants by taking up certain preventive measures, he added. 

Letpao was replying to a query raised by the media on the sidelines of a Public Outreach Programme of the state government held at the Moreh Kut Ground, Tengnoupal district. It was organised by the Tengnoupal District Administration.

Addressing the gathering, Letpao also informed that the state government had discussed with the IGAR (South) for relaxation in transportation of goods imported from Myanmar.

As goods imported from Myanmar are sold openly in the Moreh town, it can be also considered for selling in other parts of the state, he added.

The government is also in progress to at least give permits for free transportation of forest products for uses of furniture making, he informed.

Concerning the health of the people of Moreh, the state government is also in process of installing a testing lab for drinking water, he further said, adding tap water facilities will be made available to each and every household of Moreh under the Jal Jeevan mission very soon. 

Pointing out that Moreh seems to be like a border town that has been left out in terms of development, Letpao assured the people of Moreh to give his best support for the development of the whole Moreh area such as giving interpreted power supply. 

He also promised to blacktop all the inter-village roads of Moreh and even the road leading to Kwatha village by March before the upcoming assembly election.

“Development in a society is impossible without peace and unity.  There is a need to possess the spirit of Sardar Patel who devoted his life unifying the whole India, in everyone's heart,” he added.

If peace prevails in Manipur, every big company and entrepreneurs will be ready to invest for various developmental projects in the state, said the minister.

“Let us stop dividing among ourselves in the name of religions, casts and communities. Instead, let us focus on education and development and start a war to eradicate poverty,” he appealed.

To continue keeping the human oriented government in Manipur, he asked the voters to choose the candidate wisely in the upcoming Assembly election.

Education Minister S Rajen while delivering his speech, stated that the ideology of the BJP-led government is to deliver development equally in hills and the valley.

To make sure that no one is left behind in delivering the various welfare schemes and programmes of the government, it has been conducting such public outreach programmes by visiting far-flung areas of the state, he asserted.

The government will continue to extend their best services to make sure that each and every household of Manipur has a stable source of income, added Rajen. 

During the programme, 37 stalls of the various departments and nationalised banks were set up on spot of the function, to deliver the various schemes to the public.

Moreover, various items were also distributed to beneficiaries of various schemes under eight government departments.

The function was also attended by Tourism Minister O Lukhoi, deputy speaker K Robindro, MLA Md Antas Khan, among others. 

First published:18 Dec 2021, 5:26 pm

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