Imphal: In view of the present Covid-19 lockdown imposed in the state and the hardship being faced by the people of the state, especially in far flung villages of the state, Manipur Democratic Alliance (MDA) has distributed relief materials and essential commodities (food items) to the villagers of Kwatha Khunjao, Kwatha Khullen, L. Chalwa Village and Govajang Village in Tengnoupal District on Saturday.
The relief materials and essential commodities which included rice bags, potatoes, onions, salts, and seeds for paddy, corn, okra and sunflower from ICAR Department were also distributed to the farmers at their respective villages.
In addition, the villagers of Kwatha were also received their Prime Minister Health Cards and Chief Minister Health Cards through the concern department staffs during the visit at the village.
President Manipur National Democratic Front (MNDF) and Ex-Minister Bijoy Koijam, President Shiv Sena Manipur M. Tombi Singh, State Secretary Shiv Sena Manipur State Unit Lien Gangte, members of Shiv Sena Youth Front and Women Front were among the MDA contingent.
Speaking during the handing over of the relief materials and essential commodities, Bijoy Koijam maintained that the items that were handed over to the villagers were brought from the contributions made by members of MDA.
M. Tombi Singh maintained that the organisation of the relief camp does not have any political agenda or the alliance desires to extract political mileages from it. Rather it was taken with the sole aspiration to help the distressed and destitute people who are going through hard times during the crisis presented by Covid-19 lockdown.
He appreciated the District Magistrate and District Police Department, Tengnoupal for taking up strict security measures by sealing the crossing points along the border to stop crossover from the other side and avoid spread of Covid-19.
Official of ICAR Department also elaborated to the farmers of each village on how to cultivate the seeds.
DC Tengnoupal, SP Tengnoup Additional SP (Ops) Tengnoupal were also present during the visit at Moreh Police Station where they share about the present status and situation of Moreh and the Tengnoupal District about security measures, vigil at border crossing points and helping the people of the district with distribution of relief materials and essential commodities from time to time.
Apart from relief materials and essential commodities distribution at the above mentioned villages, MDA also inspected the ongoing maintenance and construction work of Tengnoupal Bailey Bridge and Lokchao Bridge during the visit.
On the sideline of the bridge inspection, M. Tombi Singh said that the present government has done a tremendous work along the Imphal-Moreh road, Asian Highway 1. However, with no proper fencing and drainage the road will not endure long, he added.
He urged the State government to set up proper fencing and drainage along the road, or else the rain water will flow down the road causing damages.