We need land to grow crops, to feed ourselves, says Manipur minister
Imphal, April 7 (EMN): Manipur’s Consumers affairs and food & Public Distribution Revenue Minister Karam Shyam Minister highlighted the importance of the enforcement of the Manipur Conservation of Paddy-land and Wetland Act 2014 after witnessing various construction works and establishments in the field and paddy-land areas.
“We need land to grow crops, to feed ourselves,” Minister Shyam said this while addressing the inaugural function of a public toilet at Laiching Meipou village, Pallel in Manipur on April 7 Saturday. The public should understand the situation and support the government to avoid conflicts and destruction of public property in future, he said.
The minister appealed the public to respect and follow the laws while leaving behind personal gains for the food sustainability of the future generations.
An image of utmost sincerity can be seen from the villagers of Laiching Meipou village who have constructed a three-room public toilet sanitation centre with proper facilities of ground levelling and water supply out of INR 3 lakh they received last Christmas, he applauded.
The new BJP led government has been trying its level best to maintain peace and solidarity amongst the different communities and ethnic groups of Manipur and minimise the hill-valley divide and communal conflicts, he said.
Karam Shyam assured that as Revenue Minister, he would talk with his council of ministers to look into the welfare activities of the village in connection with construction of playground and other amenities and take initiative in this regard even by discussing the matter with Sports minister Letpao Haokip.
Also, the minister lauded the outstanding performances of the two female weightlifters Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu who have brought laurels to the country by winning gold medals in weightlifting at the currently held 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia.
In his welcome note, village secretary Kh Leirung thanked Minister Shyam for creating a sense of unity at their village saying that the Tengnoupal Constituency is just like a parentless village.
A memorandum was submitted to Minister Karam Shyam for construction of playground and gallery of Manipur Village Authority(MVA), waiting shed, community hall, road bridge of dam, drainage etc. in their village. The day’s inaugural function was started with a Cultural Dance performed by Napuiya Yinglam.