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Over one lakh animals vaccinated in Manipur

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By EMN Updated: Feb 27, 2015 8:59 pm
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Our Correspondent
IMPHAL, February 27

Manipur Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Gobindas Konthoujam has informed that the department has vaccinated a total of 1,15,580 animals including 1,15,220 number of dogs and 360 cats in the last 43 days in the state. The vaccination was conducted from January 13 to February 24 this year.
Minister Gobindas was replying to a question by Andro MLA Thounaojam Shyamkumar regarding the recent outbreak of rabies in the state on the third day of the ongoing state assembly session today.Minister further admitted that the Rapid Action Team for nine districts-Bishnupur,Chandel,Churachandpur,Imphal West,Imphal East,Senapati,Tamenglong,Thoubal and Ukhrul and three sub-divisions of Jiribam, Moreh and Kangpokpi, were formed and they have been provided with Anti-Rabies vaccines and logistics and remained vigilant till the disease was fully under control.
Besides the state veterinary department will continue free mass vaccination covering 80 percent of the dog population in the state,conduct awareness programme on rabies in future, the department shall make available buffer stock of anti-rabies vaccine and the department aims for strengthening of disease inveatigation laboratory for diagtnosis of rabies, the Minister added responding to the question on steps taken by the state government.
Fund crunch hit water supply schemes:Manipur Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Irengbam Hemochandra Singh said his department is facing the storage of funds to maintain the water supply schemes in the state particularly the laying of pipe lines.
Giving his reply in the ongoing house session of Manipur State Legislative Assembly today, Minister said his department managed to take up the development activities with the support of state plan funds. The department is trying to find some other ways and means to meet the requirement.
Minister was replying to a question by Oinam constituency MLA Dr Irengbam Ibohanbi Singh of Trinamool Congress during the discussion on a matter of public interest that the laying of pipe lines from the popular Leimaram water fall to Oinam villae has not been completed despite people’s demand. MLA said the people of Oinam area not getting drinking water as there is no proper pipe line in the area.
PHED Minister further added that the department is also facing a shortage of pipelines. Eighty percent of the works of the department is entirely depend on pipelines and remaining twenty percent for civil works. Department need money to buy pipes for installation or improvement works.
Water Supply programme of the Siroy Hills in Ukhrul district has been almost failed due to the shortage of raw water in the hill top. So it’s important to re-look the scheme particularly the raw water source before it launches its subsequent work programmes.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 27, 2015 8:59:20 pm