Manipur Cabinet Condemns Pallel incident

Imphal:  Manipur Cabinet condemned the Friday ‘unwanted’ actions of the central security forces to civilians, resolved to apprise about the incident to the Centre on Saturday.

At least two agitators died, and over 80 persons injured, confronting the security forces while trying to throng towards Pallel in Tengnoupal district, where ahead, Kuki started attacking Meitei people.

The state Cabinet convened a meeting at the Cabinet hall of the chief minister’s secretariat.

The meeting approved the Permanent Housing Scheme for the displaced people, extension of ‘Disturbed Area’ status, the approval of the Manipur Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes, 2023 and many others.

Addressing to reporters here, IPR minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan said the state Cabinet approved The Permanent Housing Scheme for the displaced persons whose houses were burnt down or damaged in the unfortunate incidents starting from May 3 in Manipur. “As per police reports, a total of 4806 houses were destroyed across the state,” he added.

The Cabinet also decided to build houses wherever the atmosphere is conducive for the affected people to return to their original places.

“For the first initial phase, around 1000 permanent houses will be constructed with an estimated cost of around of Rs 75 crores.” This would be done across all the affected districts of the state , the minister said.

The amount to be spent on the house would be Rs 10 lakh for pucca houses; Rs 7 lakh for semi-pucca houses and Rs 5 lakh for kuccha houses. The fund will be given in two equal installments, i.e 50 percent will be given prior to initiation of the construction, and the second phase will be given later.

The Cabinet also approved the extension of the “Disturbed Areas” in status quo for another six months.

The Manipur Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes, 2023 was discussed in detail and was also approved by the Cabinet.

Among the other agendas discussed included the approval of setting up of the Directorate of Medical Education under the Health separtment.

The creation of one Assistant Sub-Inspector post for Paonam Lily Chanu, the Manipuri archer, who made the country proud, was also approved in the Cabinet, said the IPR minister.

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