Centre must be trying for solution to high fuel price, says Biren

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Imphal: The rise in the global crude oil price has direct impact on country’s fuel price, the central government must be trying to find out a solution to keep the price stable and affordable to the public.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh said this on Monday as he inaugurated a sports gallery at Lilong Arapti in Imphal East district.

Biren said elected leaders should serve every individual, group and community without any discrimination so that there is no unfairness in providing opportunity and disparity in delivering development.

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Government is for the people, and it should always try its level best to translate their aspirations and wishes into action.

Stating that formation of Urup Arapti Gram Panchayat is a long standing demand of the people of the area, Biren announced that the state government would fulfill it at the earliest after discussing it in the state Cabinet.

He stressed the need for the protection of agricultural lands and playgrounds. He said that the state would never be able to make itself self sufficient in food production if there is no agricultural land.

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Biren observed that almost all the players, who have brought laurels to the state and the country, grow up playing at local playgrounds. As such, these playgrounds play significant part in producing champion players, he pointed out.

The chief minister further said although, the number of positive cases has significantly come down, Covid pandemic is not yet over in the state, and people should still be careful and follow the SoPs.

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As vaccination is the only means to keep the virus at bay, people who have not yet been vaccinated should get their jab at the earliest, he said and added that there is still need to speed up vaccination rate in hill districts.

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