Updated 28 May 2022, 5:35 am
Anallon Chiefs’ Association (ACA), Chandel district on Friday announced that the poppy plantation and cultivation in Anal areas are prohibited, and stated those who defy the prohibition will be prosecute under the law and the Anal custom.
In a press meet held at Riverlane Community Hall at Chandel district Headquarter ACA president KL John Motah said that the decision to prohibit the poppy cultivation was made during the general assembly meeting of ACA on April 29.
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During an inspection drive conducted by ACA executive members from April 7 till April 22 at Anal villages in remote places, including Sulam Area, Green Hill A and B, CANA Area, Western Valley Area and Chakpi Area, the team found the villages to be lacking in various developmental facilities, he added.
He continued that most of the villagers do not have proper roads, and canal and drainage systems. Although the village has electric facilities, frequent power outages were common due to lack of properly trained staff and experts, he mentioned. He urged the state government to take up necessary action for the wellbeing of the villagers.
The event was attended by ACA vice president HL Monohring, general secretary Warhing Khumlo and finance secretary NL Bengam.
First published:27 May 2022, 8:19 pm
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Chandel district, Manipur