Social worker asks MLA Biren to resign on moral groundIMPHAL | Jul 14
Social worker Mongjam Poireihanba asks MLA of Lamlai assembly constituency, Ksh. Biren to resign on moral ground if he is not going to ease the sufferings of the people of the constituency, who are presently reeling under acute shortage of drinking water.
In an attempt to ease the sufferings of the people of the constituency, the social worker in association with Nongmaikon Progressive Youth Club (NPYC) of Chana village today began distributing drinking water by using four water tankers at the village.
In connection with the water distribution, Poireihanba pointed out that the villagers of Heirok, Oksu, Nongdam, Chana, Nongram and Tellou, etc. within the Lamlai A/C are currently reeling under lack of sufficient drinking water pertaining to the rainfall deficit. Besides, due to the non-functioning of various water supply schemes in Lamlai assembly constituency, villagers are facing acute shortage of safe drinking water, he added.
The social worker further pointed out that public health and engineering department (PHED), responsible for providing drinking water to the people, is almost non-existent in the constituency. The villagers are not receiving piped drinking water for almost 10 years now, he stated and added that majority of people in Lamlai assembly constituency are farmers with meagre means of income.
It is not possible for them to purchase drinking water, he added.
While charging that the MLA is turning a blind eye to the suffering of the villagers instead of taking initiatives to ease their sufferings, Poireihanba asked the MLA to resign on moral ground if he is not ready to help his people.
He also announced that he will continue to provide drinking water to people of the constituency and urged PHED officials to repair the non-functioning water supply schemes at the earliest.
General secretary, NPYC, Oinam Okensana noted that Chana village do not have any rivers flowing through it, from where the villagers can draw water. The village has only two community ponds. However, because of the lack of rainfall, there is very less water in the ponds and is unusable presently, he said.
He further contended that the MLA was not available when the villagers approached neither does he take up initiatives to solve the water scarcity problems. Subsequently, the drinking water distribution began today after social worker Poireihanba agreed to help the suffering villagers, he added.
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