Pherzawl limps under poor infrastructure
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 23 2020: Even as Power Minister Th Biswajit claimed on the floor of the State Assembly that Sanvon and Rovakot villages of Pherzawl district had been electrified, electricity is still not available in the two villages.

Although Parbung has been electrified, power supply in the area is quite irregular whereas power connection in Lungthulien is restricted to rich people with poor families denied the same facility.

A team of media persons visited several villages of Pherzawl district recently to make a field assessment of their pace of development and identify common as well as specific grievances of each village.

Pherzawl limps under poor infrastructure
Pherzawl limps under poor infrastructure

Electricity available at Pherzawl district headquarters is supplied from the Thanlon power sub-centre.

As the media team was putting up at Pherzawl district headquarters, the power supply was cut off and it was not restored till the next day.

Local villagers alleged that the power supply to Pherzawl and Parbung was cut off by officials deliberately.

Although there are offices of DC, SP and ADC as well as a guest house at Pherzawl district headquarters, there are no employees.

Most offices and quarters remain locked.

Both the DC and the SP came to the district headquarters on Independence Day and Republic Day and they went back after hoisting the National flag, said the villagers.

In the absence of any banking facility, people have to go to Churachandpur for old age pension, Anganwadi honorarium and benefits of several welfare schemes which entails lots of inconvenience and wastage of time.

People have been fetching water from far off places in vehicles as there is no water supply plant, conveyed the villagers.

There is only one PHSC at the district headquarters.

As the PHSC is not functioning properly, it is being occupied by NHIDCL employees who are engaged in road construction work.

The villagers expressed keen desire for the DC and the SP to station themselves at the district headquarters so that they can discharge their official duties effectively.

Dismissing the claim of the Power Minister that Sanvon village has been electrified, some leaders of the village said that there are power lines but no power has been ever supplied on these lines.

Saying that they have been facing another problem of bad road infrastructure, the village leaders urged the Government to address their grievances at the earliest.

Last year each household of Sanvon got 10 Kgs of rice under NFSA but this year it has been reduced to 7 Kgs.

There is a Government High School but only Chowkidar is looking after it without any teacher or staff, said the villagers.

Talking about the grievances and wishes of the villagers, Tipaimukh AC MLA and Public Account Committee Chairman Dr Chaltonlien Amo said that people of Pherzawl district are being denied benefits and shares of several Government schemes and projects as most Government offices are not functioning properly notwithstanding the fact there are enough offices/quarters for DC, SP and ADC.

Saying that officials might have faced many difficulties to station themselves at Pherzawl district headquarters for long on account of lack of health and water supply facilities, Chaltonlien asked as to why officials cannot stay there while villagers have been living there all along.

Income certificates as well as birth certificates should be issued at the district headquarters.

Pointing out that bank accounts have become indispensable, the MLA urged the Government to open banking facility at the district headquarters.

He also expressed keen desire for setting up a district hospital as Pherzawl is now a separate district.

"I raised all major issues of Sanvon like lack of power supply, pathetic condition of roads, absence of water supply facility, shortage of medical staff, shortage of teaching staff etc in the State Assembly repeatedly", Dr Chaltonlien said.

He then contradicted the Power Minister's claim clarifying that there are power lines in Sanvon but no power has been ever supplied on them.

Saying that he has been facing severe remonstration from villagers because of lack of development activities, Dr Chaltonlien asserted that the villagers were also chiding the Government when they rebuked him.

He then urged the Government to ensure that power supply is available at Sanvon which is inhabited by around 600 families.

Pointing out that the proposed bridge over Barak River would connect Parbung and Vangai Range sub-division with Jiribam, the MLA asserted that the bridge would be a key link between Imphal-Jiribam highway and Jiri-Tipaimukh road.

He also urged the Government to complete the bridge construction before the onset of monsoon season.

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

HEADLINES - 24, MAR 2020
  • State declares total lockdown till March 31, inter-State borders closed
  • NE students decry racist attacks
  • RIMS to buy PPE
  • Adequate availability of domestic LPG cylinders across NE States
  • Combined team arrest three over Wangjing blast
  • COVID-19: ANTA declares emergency in Anal villages; NCAC appeals for self lockdown
  • Follow guidelines issued by Health Dept, Government: Agri Minister to CCpur locals
  • Manipur government declare total shut down till March 31
  • De jure Govt of Manipur in exile reacted on Sanajaoba's decision to contest RS seat
  • Racial hate crime increasing in Delhi against the NE peoples
  • Combined SF arrest 3 persons including a student leader in connection with IED blast
  • DC Kpi issues advisory for public
  • More establishments shut down, events cancelled as COVID-19 looms
  • COVID-19: People of Khurai Nandeibam Leikai GP disinfect surrounding places
  • Left parties hold meeting on 90 years martyrdom of revolutionaries
  • Long queues at petrol pumps as panic buying grips Manipur
  • Retired IAS officer sent to judicial remand for attempted murder of wife and children
  • Associations allege
  • Drives launched
  • MHA writes to Chief Secretaries
  • JNMDA Director i/c welcomed
  • NPO inspects
  • ATRPFM demands declaration of TET results
  • Hand sanitisers distributed
  • People in dilemma as markets included in shutdown
  • Kakching MLA distributes face masks
  • 3 suspects in hospital
  • Seized drugs missing from NAB Malkhana
  • TMC sprays disinfectant
  • Yairipok markets disinfected
  • Follow protocol, stay in quarantine: THANIL
  • Prayer for fight against COVID-19, aid distributed
  • Patriots' Day @ Kangla #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 13 August: Govt of Manipur
  • The Destiny :: Book released at Kohima
  • Onus on Modi to deliver: Naga Separatism..
  • Maternal Health Rights during COVID
  • Next possible language riots in Assam
  • Hour Before The Rain :: Poem
  • The novelty of the term new
  • Gagging the academia freedom of expression
  • Tete-a-Tete with Maharaj Leisemba
  • COVID-19 Status 12 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Historical War fought by Manipur : 13 August
  • Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2021
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Reservation within reservation for NE STs
  • Cloud computing as career choice
  • Community transmission? How will respond?
  • Pardon us your Excellency
  • Thangjing waterfall, Henglep, CCpur : Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • COVID-19 Status 11 August: Govt of Manipur
  • COVID-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • Bamboo: The Magic Grass :: Oinam Naobi
  • MSMEs must to rejuvenate economy
  • Consumer Protection Act 2019
  • Congress scripting its own demise
  • Addressing the Zeliangrong question
  • COVID-19 Status 10 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Ramkashing, Sinneihoi, Aton: eMing
  • Women plug food supply gap during lockdown
  • NGO Studies (MAINS) program in South Korea
  • Initiate inquiry for Hospital refusal
  • Love in the Hard Times :: Poem
  • From cluster to local transmission
  • Negative remarks on positive activities
  • MK PB Singh, 1st CM & Mizo agitation
  • COVID-19 Status 9 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Azolla: An organic farmer's friend
  • Corona Came Calling... :: Poem
  • Manipur gi sakkhangbidraba yelhoumee
  • Thousand questions to life but.. one answer
  • Time to take all into confidence
  • Yaoshang Thabal Chongba #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 8 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Impact of Covid-19 on mobile phone users
  • International Day of Indigenous Peoples
  • A call against systematic inequalities
  • August Diary :: Poem
  • A tale of Friendships Unlocked !
  • A Nuclear Free Future
  • Stay positive on Northeast plan
  • Is MSPDCL taking advantage of COVID-19
  • Folk Dance @Republic Day #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 7 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Written obituary :: Poem
  • Truth unearth by COVID-19 pandemic
  • Clarification from SKY Hospital
  • COVID-19: Orders - 7 Aug: Govt of Manipur
  • Children's psychology & lockdown intervention
  • No confidence & godfather
  • Death in childbirth in the 21st century !
  • Need for a suitable pandemic model
  • Phuba Khuman in Senapati dist #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 6 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Thoubalphobia- Malemnganbi's Child Delivery
  • Why not establish veterinary college, Manipur
  • India-Myanmar Convergence :: Webinar
  • National Education Policy : A New Horizon
  • Wanted : Total figure of local transmission
  • Lets appreciates the thousands heroes
  • Become an Amateur Astronomer
  • COVID-19 Status 5 August: Govt of Manipur
  • BIG 17th call : Biotech Ignition Grant
  • Maya Kuki- 3 titles at IAWA India 2020
  • 2020 :: Poem
  • What is Intellectual Property Right (IPR)?
  • Art of running a coalition Govt
  • Traditional Raas Dance #3 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 4 August: Govt of Manipur
  • 2 from Manipur clear Civil Services Exam
  • Education Policy: Prospects & Way Forward
  • Appeal to stop Chromite mining
  • Agri-enterprises for Atmanirbhar North-East
  • Changes to make-up during COVID-19
  • Time to act sensibly
  • Barricading or brainstorming?
  • Tarao Laimanai, Chandel #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 3 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Ravi's take on China factor in NE Insurgency
  • Opportunities in post COVID days
  • Shifting of drug supply trend in Manipur
  • Hope in COVID Era !! :: Poem
  • Press Communique from NPF [3 Aug]
  • Stand on ST demand
  • Culturals @ Sangai Fest 2019 #3 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 2 August: Govt of Manipur
  • Misinterpretation of Naga Political Settlement
  • Home returnees, unemployment & ILPS
  • NEP to adversely affect future of North-east
  • Conflicts of laws on Child Marriage & POSCO
  • His Stoic Endurance :: Poem
  • 'Declare relatives working in Naga movement'
  • Rise from July 1 to August 1
  • 'Zehara' - Manipuri Movie :: eRang Classic
  • COVID-19 Status 1 August: Govt of Manipur
  • CCC @ Khongnangkhong [Aug 1]: Gallery
  • Where are the men in family planning ?
  • Asymptomatic & Rapid Antigen Testing
  • Cosmic Lover :: Poem
  • Incremental benefit of cleaning Nambul River
  • Why only 5 Kg of rice to cardholders?
  • Imphal View from Nongmai Ching #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 31 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Id-Ul-Azha celebrated by Meitei Pangal
  • COVID-19 & its detection strategy
  • Physical Education & Sports @ MU
  • Naming the COVID vaccine
  • Withdraw MoUs signed for mining
  • More deaths, more concern
  • Ailing Nambul River recovering
  • Dr TS Gangte: Pioneer of higher education
  • COVID-19 Status 30 July : Govt of Manipur
  • August Calendar for Year 2020 : Tools
  • Hand sanitizer @Kakching [Jul 29]: Gallery
  • The Killing Fields 2013-20 : News Timeline
  • Orders / Memo on 30 July : Govt of Manipur
  • National Education Policy 2020
  • A Golden Jubilee Reunion :: Poem
  • Employment options in Insurance Industry
  • The Political life of the State
  • Recording death tally at four
  • Hentak :: An indigenous Manipuri food
  • COVID-19 Status 29 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Enforcement of COVID-19 Guidelines
  • My Love :: Poem
  • LPG management and supply
  • International Faculty Development Program
  • High-end Forensic Geology in crime scenes
  • Covid-19: Impact in Manipur :: Photos/News..
  • Manipur on the map of COVID death
  • Checking corruption: greatest joke of the year
  • Imphal during lockdown [26 July] #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 28 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Plantation is no less a serious business
  • COVID-19 : Impact on mobility of women
  • Appeal to stop Mining in Ukhrul, Kamjong..
  • Making sense of lockdown
  • Non-Discrimination in combating COVID-19
  • Zeiladjang @ Makuai, Tamenglong : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 27 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Chassad & the Question of Justice
  • Online Training program for Police Officer
  • Proposal of Online Education: Its impact
  • The walls of Roman Londinium
  • Reminiscence of coming :: Book Review
  • Seeking to set house in order
  • The dawn of a new-normalcy
  • Imphal during lockdown [26 July] #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 26 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Delimitation amasung yelhoumee Meetei..
  • Investigative Journalism training conducted
  • Gas Balloons :: Poem
  • Career in insurance: Jobs for millions
  • Meet model teacher helping students
  • Understanding total figure of 2212
  • Manipur Art Fest 2019 #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 25 July : Govt of Manipur
  • PM calls for Vocal for Local to Manipur
  • Makhol_ Discussing Arts E2 with Astad Deboo
  • Society :: Poem
  • IQs & EQs of politicians
  • Living with COVID 19
  • 'Blood donors should be welcome'
  • Bracing for the worst
  • Princess & Political Agent launch #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 24 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Virus Fabrics Spray by Kakchingtambam Kiran
  • Tales from a conflict zone :: Poem
  • Why Manipur senior IPS officer shot himself
  • Anti Defection Law: Big Debate
  • COVID-19 vaccine : So near and yet so far
  • Central observers here after trip to Delhi
  • The limitation on Free Speech
  • Impact of COVID-19 on transgender
  • COVID-19 Status 23 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Love Story of Tonu Laijing Lembi
  • 29th NAMA Virtual Convention 2020
  • Understanding disasters & disaster mgmt #2
  • Seeking NHRC to intervent in Akhil Gogoi case
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture : Paper
  • Lockdown & opening doors to outsiders
  • In search of the elusive leader
  • Anti-Repression Day #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 22 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Race Apart ? :: Poem
  • Of political instability, COVID & war on drug
  • Preventing skin damage due to face masks
  • Issues raised by NPF Legislature Wing
  • Webninar : How to develop skills in writings
  • Nonsensical rush for fuel
  • When the virus starts attacking
  • Manipur & the Lushai Expedition, 1871-72 #3
  • COVID-19 Status 21 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Negatives turning positive, catastrophe in wait?
  • Environmental change : Uttarakhand : Rvw
  • Empathy Campaign at Imphal Airport
  • Rejoinder by Dr. Liezietsu [21 Jul]
  • Responsible conduct- Jiribam to Thoubal
  • BJP may be in trouble..
  • The Princess & Political Agent launch : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 20 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Governor & Maharani launch Binodini's Book
  • Mount Koubru: Its dying glory, & way forward
  • Govt expenditures on education in Manipur
  • 2nd Online Career counseling in IT
  • The last of the oaks :: Poem
  • Rising cases of infection
  • Manipur today is living on mercy of Delhi
  • HSE Toppers - Commerce stream : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 19 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2020 #3: Gallery
  • Loktak Lake: A gem perishing front of our eye
  • Man behind 'Save Nambul'
  • X-rays and applications
  • COVID-19 pandemic & existential crisis
  • Training programme on mushroom cultivation
  • Best result in last three years
  • HSE Toppers - Science stream : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 18 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Understanding disasters & disaster mgmt #1
  • Salam Sangita : NE Women Success Stories
  • Subconscious Mind in COVID Era :: Poem
  • In quest of leadership
  • 4 BJP Ministers' visit to Delhi
  • HSE Toppers - Arts stream : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 17 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Between hospitals and hope
  • War on drugs: A losing battle in Manipur
  • Class XII Result : Highest Marks
  • Class XII Result : Science Toppers
  • Class XII Result : Arts Toppers
  • Class XII Result : Commerce Toppers
  • Class XII Result : District PC
  • Class XII Result : Science
  • Class XII Result : Arts
  • Class XII Result : Commerce
  • Training programme on mushroom : Gallery
  • Heritage Park @ Sangai Festival : Gallery
  • EEVFAM Foundation day : Gallery
  • Licypriya low-cost 'Face Shields' : Gallery
  • 9th Manipuri Film Awards (MANIFA) Result
  • Yaoshang Halankar @BijoyGovinda #2: Gallery
  • Manipur & the Lushai Expedition, 1871-72 #2
  • Barak waterfall @ Tamenglong #2 : Gallery
  • Kanglen Aarti katpa #2 : Gallery
  • Eikhoigi Puwarini Nambul Turel #2 : Gallery
  • Manipur & the Lushai Expedition, 1871-72 #1
  • Takhelchangbam Kunjabihari : Wari Liba
  • I Rise :: Film Scenes : eRang
  • Motsillaba Mingsel :: eRang Photos