Biren instructs to carefully examine before issuing of arms license

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Imphal: Cases of killing by using licensed arms have been increased in Manipur, chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Wednesday and added that he has instructed the district magistrates and superintendents of police to examine the purpose carefully before issuing of arm license.

Biren passed the information in the House of of the ensuing 3rd Session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.

He also informed the House that arms license holders should renew their licenses in the given period of time otherwise it would be considered as illegal.

Biren Singh, who is also in-charge of Home, replying to a calling attention by MLA’s Vungzagin Valte and Paolienlal Haokip on the reported issuance of notification by district magistrate, Churachanpur intimating to submit arms licenses along with the arms, stated that the order of submitting arms licenses along with the arms was issued not only issued for a particular district but for the state-wide for the protection and prevention of illegal arms.

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The Leader of the House said there are total of 29 Fire stations and sub-stations. Out of which 17 fire stations/ sub-stations are functional and 12 Fire sub-stations are non- functional. He said that efforts are being made for the 12 non-functional Fire station to be functional and also for setting up of new stations to cover all parts of Manipur in future. He said the government has conveyed approval for direct recruitment of 122 different categories of posts which is under process in the department.

Under Expanding of Modernization of Fire Service under 15th Finance Commission of grant- in- aid a proposal amounting to Rs 93,33,86,960  has been proposed for making all the non-functional Fire sub-stations and improving the infrastructure and equipment. While, construction of temporary Garage- cum- Dormitory for opening of new Fire stations, Procurement of 16 Fire Tenders, 16 Portable Fire Pumps and eight Bolero Campers for mounting Fire pumps are under process, he added.

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Replying to the question raised by MLA Sheikh Noorul Hassan regarding to the case of Hit and Run, the Leader of the House informed that investigating of the case is going on full swing.

Replying to the question raised by MLA Kh. Loken Singh, Water Resources Mmnister Awangbou Newmai stated that Civil Work Component, which will involve an amount of Rs 44.56 crore, was given to M/S Keystone Infra PVT. Ltd on June 24, 2021and will be completed within 36 months. The Hydro-Mechanical Component for Rs 44.11 crore also given to M/S OM Metals Infraprojects Ltd. and there is target for completion of the works within 36 months. He further stated that minor repairing has been done of Canal No.1 and 2 of Imphal Barrage has been done on July 2021 and there is a target to renovate them. He informed the House that repairing of river banks of Tarang Stream at Kh. Ibohal mapa, Kakching Khunou and Tarang River at Tarang Bazar Maning will be made.

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Responding to the question raised by MLA Paolienlal Haokip, Tribal Affairs and Hills minister Letpao Kipgen said the Manipur Tribal Development Corporation is a functional corporation, a state PSUs under the department of Tribal Affairs and Hills, Manipur.

Replying to the question raised by MLA Th. Lokeshwar Singh, RD and PR minister Yumnam Khemchand Singh said there is no special maintenance of road by Manipur State Road Development Agency.

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