Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday said that the government is actively engaged in peace negotiations with a valley-based underground group.
Replying to a query raised by the media on the sidelines of a function in Andro the chief minister said, he is not certain whether an agreement between the Centre and the group has been signed or not.
Highlighting the delicate and evolving nature of the negotiations he said, “If something happens, I would be informed. Right now, I don’t know much, but progress is there.”
Acknowledging the suffering experienced by the people of Manipur due to the prolonged crisis, CM Biren emphasised on the importance of focusing on developmental aspects.
He shared that the government is diligently working on a resettlement programme for the internally displaced victims and has appointed MLA teams to facilitate this process.
Furthermore, the government is committed to helping rebuild the houses of the displaced victims according to their preferences, whether built by the government or privately, he added.
Maintaining that the resettlement process primarily remains in progress for areas such as Yaithibi Loukol, Churachandpur, and Kangpokpi, he sought the support of the public for successful resettlement.
He said, in a bid to alleviate the plight of those in relief camps, the government has arranged for the provision of winter equipment and food to ensure that they do not face shortages during the cold season.
Further, the chief minister informed that the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reformation Act has been rectified by the government, with plans to implement the rectified act in the near future.