ZYF demands rice quota, While AHDA demands electricity, better roads
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, October 05 2011:
While expressing strong resentment over the action of the Department of Consumers Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (CAF&PD) who denied allotment of rice quota of Tamenglong district, the Zeliangrong Youth Front (AMN) demanded that the state government and the concerned department provide the rice quota of the district at the earliest.
ZYF (AMN) in a press release stated that the denial of allotment of rice quota for the district, on alleged reason that the district administration failed to clear due balance amounting to Rs 17 lakhs out of Rs 25 lakhs which was incurred last year, is violation of the right to food and right to live for the people of Tamenglong district.
It alleged that the denial of rice allotment in such a situation is a deliberate act of the government which amount to imposing economic blockade to the people of Tamenglong district.
"The people of Tamenglong district do not envy the mobile sale, open sale or any kinds of trading carried out by the Manipur government in Imphal but the government is advised to leave out the district rice and other essentials commodities quota without lifting it if the same is not meant for the purpose of distribution to the genuine and legitimate people of the district" it stated.
If the state government continues with its policy, people of Tamenglong will seek legal help to get the right to life and also to protect the democratic rights of a citizen, it added.
Meanwhile, the All Hamai Development Association (AHDA) has appealed to the state government and its concerned departments to provide electricity and better road connectivity to the villages of Hamai area under Tamei Sub Division.
AHDA in a press release stated that the construction of road between Illeng and Dunong villages for which work order was issued last year has not been executed till date.
Moreover, villagers of all of the villages in the border of Manipur in Hamai areas are still dreaming for a glimpse of electricity in their villages while neighbouring villages of Nagaland district which are separated by the Barak River are shining bright with electric light.
It also stated that contractors of RVVGY schemes who were entrusted with electrifying Nurathel, Thingra and Kajinlong village of Tamenglong district have been untraceable without executing the work orders after bringing in some electric posts.
Saying that the people of the border area feel a sense of inferiority in comparison with villages on the other side who are witnessing maximum developments, AHDA appealed to the state government to look into the matters in the border villages and take up necessary actions to electrify and provide better road connectivity at the earliest.