Eviction does not targets particular community: Biren

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 3, 2018: Chief minister Biren Singh said the state government had already issued eviction notice to the residents at Awaching around two months back as the land they were occupying falls under Reserved Forest Area.

He said that during a meeting with him at CM’s Secretariat some months back, representatives of Ammococ had informed him about a pending Court case regarding the issue. In due course of time, the Court entrusted the forest department and Green Tribunal for necessary action as the area falls under Reserved Forest Area. As such, the state government issued notice to the residents on time and evicted the houses yesterday, the chief minister said.

Urging all concerned to stop giving a communal tinge to the issue, the chief minister said’ “There is no question of targeting a particular community as similar drives would be conducted at the Reserved Forest Areas of other districts as well.”

Biren was addressing at the Go to Village (GTV) mission camp held at Heingang Mamang Leikai in his constituency, Imphal East.

The chief minister said Rs. 21 crore has been reserved in the planning department to meet the urgent needs of the people under Go to Village mission as no separate fund for the mission could be included in the state budget for the ongoing fiscal year.

The mission was launched to fulfil two major people’s requirements such as urgent and basic needs of the masses which could be met through various government schemes and basic infrastructure requirements, added Biren.

Stating that all the localities of both rural and urban areas of the state would be covered by the mission, he further said the state government had received around 350,000 complaints so far in different GTV camps held across the state, out of which around 300,000 complaints had been resolved so far.

The government has set a target to complete the Round-1 of the mission before the beginning of 2019, added the chief minister.

Biren also attended another GTV mission camp held at Yurembam Mayai Leikai in Imphal West.

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