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MNYO reiterates demand for new Hills minister

The Tribal Affairs & Hills Department is the backbone of the tribal people in the state and empowered to look after the welfare and responsibility of the tribal/hill areas development, the Manipur Naga Youth Organisation (MNYO) stated.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 19 Jun 2024, 1:13 am

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)
Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

The Manipur Naga Youth Organisation (MNYO) on Tuesday reiterated its demand for appointment of a new Minister in charge of Tribal Affairs & Hills and the Horticulture & Soil Conservation Department, Manipur as stated in a memorandum submitted by the organisation to the Chief Minister earlier on May 8.

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MNYO, in a release, also urged the government to expedite release of all pending disbursement of schemes and work programmes which are long overdue to be disbursed to various deserving beneficiaries of Tribal Affairs & Hills and Horticulture & Soil Conservation for the Financial year 2022-23 and 2023-24. It claimed that the two departments have been in a limbo since the outbreak of the conflict in the state.

The Tribal Affairs & Hills Department is the backbone of the tribal people in the state and empowered to look after the welfare and responsibility of the tribal/hill areas development, it maintained. The Horticulture Department is pivotal for the hill tribal horticulturists, as their livelihoods depend on the horticulture products, it stated.

It noted the said two departments are being held by a Minister from the Kuki community and added that he has not been able to attend the office and discharge Ministerial duties since May 3. It further pointed out that the entire affairs of the departments in terms of fund release and implementation of various schemes/work programmes are held up for over a year and lamented that the same is injustice to other communities not involved in the conflict.

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It appealed to look into the matter at the earliest while asserting that the absence of a Minister in-charge has paralysed the development of Tribal and hills areas of the state, discontinued departmental schemes, work programmes and distribution of benefits to the beneficiaries. The limbo state of affairs in respect of these two departments has significantly impeded the development process in the hill areas of Manipur, it mentioned.

MNYO will take concrete decisions with the federating units for taking stringent course of actions to address the grievances of the tribal populace if the State Government fails to respond positively to the demand made by the organisation, the release added.

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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