Minister chairs co-ordination meeting; plans for peaceful festive season deliberated

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Imphal (DIPR): To prepare everyone to celebrate the festive season of Christmas in jubilation in this uniquely difficult year, Hon’ble Minister, Tribal Affairs & Hills, Transport and GAD, Shri Vungzagin Valte, who is also in-charge of Churachandpur and Pherzawl district, chairs the District Co-Ordination meeting at District Training Centre (DTC) Hall, Tuibong today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister proposed that the period between 20th December and 5th January be declared as ‘festive season’ and suggested measures to control law and order, water supply, electricity and medical problems which are bound to occur during this festive season. He asked the District Administration of both the districts to form different committees to deal with the stated problems and submit the names of committee members by 20th of this month.

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The Minister asked the SPs and other security officials from BSF and Assam Rifles to make sure that people reach home before 4:00 pm and control the traffic flow within the town. He also asked the civil police to enforce the curfew order properly. Questioning the quality of water supply from Khuga Dam, the Minister asked the PHED to make sure that clean drinking water is supplied to the people to avoid health complications.

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Enquiring the reason for power cuts in the district, the Minister asked the concern department to solve the problem of power overload and cut illegal connections with the help of district administration.

Noting that with the increase in the number of vehicle and people in the streets, accidents are likely to come about during this season, the Minister asked the health department to set up a separate emergency treatment centre or trauma care centre during this month and depute adequate medical staff to man the same.

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Urging the tribe leaders, student leaders, CSOs and other dignitaries for their support in these safety initiatives, the Minister required the District Administrations of both Churachandpur and Pherzawl district to make sure that the civil society leaders are also included in different committees.

Hon’ble MLA and Chairman MANIRADA, Ginsuanhau Zou, DC/Pherzawl Smt. Mannuamching, SP/CCpur Amrita Sinha, SP/Pherzawl David Piaklian, ADC/CCpur Thangboi Gangte, ADC, Pherzawl Thienlaljoy Gangte, Commandants from Assam Rifles and BSF, OCs from different police stations of the district, leaders of CSOs and district level officers from the two districts attended the meeting.

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