Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that around five state-run de-addiction centres would come up in the state soon. The process is under way, he said at a book release event in Imphal on Wednesday.
Pointing out that there are 1.3 lakh drug addicts in the state as per a Social Welfare data, Biren stressed the government's efforts to bring back drugs users to the mainstream.
Biren was speaking to the media during the release of a book entitled “A Compendium of Important Decisions of Manipur Information Commission” in Imphal. The book is published by the Manipur Information Commission (MIC), Biren said.
Informing that the one deaddiction centre run by the state is functioning well, he stressed the need of more such deaddition centres as proper treatment of the addicts is required to bring them back to the mainstream.
The chief minister, however, expressed unhappiness with some private de addiction centres as vigil reports found them running in a business model.
Regarding the ADC election which has been pending for a few years, Biren informed that the Hill Areas Committee is presently taking up the delimitation process.
Once the government receives the final and complete report of delimitation, the date for ADC election will be fixed by the state cabinet.
In regards to the memorandum submitted by MPCC to the CEO Manipur alleging 1,33,553 similar photo entries in the electoral roll of Manipur, the chief minister said, “I have raised the issue long back.”
Investigations have started and as of now around 30,000 similar photo entries have been deleted from the electoral roll, he added.