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Bodies extend help to IDPs, village volunteers
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, February 23 2024: Irabot Foundation, Manipur provided relief items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) taking shelter in different relief camps and village volunteers who are safeguarding Manipur from attacks of armed Kuki militants.

In a release, secretary (organisation) N Yaima said that Irabot Foundation has been taking up crop plantations to make the state become self-reliant in terms of food production.

Noting that state's farmers are able to reap benefit of their hard toil in the field through generation of decent income, he acknowledged that such positive change has been made possible due to help and support of the horticulture department, which provided crop seeds to the farmers.

The release further informed that markets are now filled with various types of vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, beans and peas, partly due to comparatively fewer number of purchasers owing to the on-going crisis in the state.

In order to help farmers of the state find proper market for their products during this crisis time, Irabot Foundation took the initiative of bulk purchasing produce of the farmers and further distributing them to residents of relief camps as well as village volunteers defending Manipur from the attacks of Kuki militants.

As part of this initiative, Irabot Foundation in association with the horticulture department, on Friday, distributed 3000 kg of cabbages to 634 residents of the pre-fabricated houses at Ekou, 170 staying in the relief camp opened at Biramangol College, Sawombuing, 715 IDPs at Sajiwa pre-fabricated centre home and village volunteers of Nongshum and Keibi.

Meanwhile, Mongsangei School Leirak Chanura Meira Paibi Lup and Southern Imphal Youth Welfare Organisation Mongsangei also provided relief materials to denizens of Sugnu who are affected/ displaced, due to the recent attacks by armed Kuld militants.

The two bodies also assured to provide necessary materials to the crisis-hit people in different parts of the state.


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