The Luangraeng (Nungnang) Village Authority (LVA) has appealed to the concerned authorities that the "Development of Eco-Tourism Destination in Nungba Assembly Constituency of Manipur" be restored to the original location at Nungnang village immediately failing which they will compelled to resort to any means necessary for the redressal of our grievances.
In a release issued by LVA on Friday, they stated that the "Development of Eco-Tourism Destination in Nungba Assembly Constituency of Manipur” under state plan 2020-21 was proposed to be established at Nungnang Village by the then MLA of 54-Nungba AC and former deputy chief minister Gaikhangam, and was accorded approval by the state government on October 25, 2021.
Subsequently, a sum of Rs 20 lakh was allocated from the MLA LADS Fund of Gaikhangam, the then MLA of 54-Nungba AC. In accordance with it, the land development at the project site was completed, it added.
The release alleged that to the extreme shock and consternation of the villagers of Nungnang Village, the director of Tourism, Government of Manipur issued an order changing the said project site from Nungnang Village to Guangpungbut, Gaidimjang village on September 29, 2022.
Upon subsequent enquiry, the authority came to notice that the present local MLA of 54 Nungba AC and chairman of Hill Areas Committee (HAC) Dinganglung Gangmei, had personally and actively pursued and surreptitiously changed the said Eco-tourism destination to his own village at Guangpungbut, Gaidimjang Village, Khoupum Valley, which doesn't even have the required four acres of land for the project, it added.
The Luangraeng (Nungnang) Village Authority strongly condemned the mercenary, uncharitable and high-handed act of the incumbent MLA of the 54-Nungba AC Dinganglung Gangmei for his biased and discriminated act against the interests of Nungnang village.