Kangpokpi people vow for Drug Free Town

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Imphal: As part of the Manipur government’s War on Drugs, hundreds of people took out a public rally under the banner ‘Drug Free Town – public rally on drug menace in Kangpokpi Headquarters’ at Kangpokpi on Thursday.

The rally was taken out from Nute Kailhang (women’s market) and culminated at the SP Office gate which was jointly organised by the Kangpokpi Town Committee (KTC), Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation (KWWO) and Kangpokpi Youth Union (KYU).

During a public meeting held on April 23 the people of Kangpokpi district resolved to declare War on Drugs, following which KTC, KWWO and KYU gave stern warnings to drug suppliers. They are reportedly keeping constant vigil on such activities in and around the Kangpokpi town.

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Deputy commissioner Kengoo Zuringla on Thursday met with the district level officers to discuss on the various programmes/initiatives taken up by the various government departments in the Kangpokpi district as part of the 100 days action plan programme and other various projects. She said chief minister N. Biren Singh is emphasising on districts especially on the sub-divisions.

Keeping in view of the recent torrential rains in the state, she advised the police department to keep a check on the Sangkolei bridge near Motbung on NH-2 (Imphal-Kohima road) and to make sure to check the traffic volume. Regarding the deteriorating conditions of two bridges at Kangchup Geljang, she asked the police and PWD departments to cordon off the area and to divert the road to ensure the safety of the people.

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During the meeting, forest department informed that following the instruction from the chief minister mass plantation programme will be carried out at Koubru and Singda which are identified catchment areas.

‘Save Singda Movement’ has already begun with plantation programme carried out under the leadership of forest minister Th. Biswajit Singh on May 16.

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