KANGPOKPI: As part of her campaign for collective fight against the pandemic COVID-19 in the state, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen chaired another joint meeting today at Senapati DHQs with all the DLOs and CSOs of Senapati in the presence of DC and SP Senapati.
The joint meeting was held at the office chamber of DC Senapati.
The Minister lauded the tireless effort of District Administration, law and order enforcement agency, medical department and other frontline workers and the overwhelming support and cooperation on the part of all civil society organizations of Senapati in combating the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in the district.
The Minister said that we are in such a situation that needs, “Sabka Saath, Sabka Surakshit” and it should be facta non verba from all walks of life to overcome the highly contiguous pandemic COVID-19.
She continued that owing to the Government stringent policy to safe its people of the pandemic COVID-19, lots of instructions, directives, Dos and Don’ts were pouring in upon all the District Administration swelling up their work load which give them a sleepless night and an exhausted days while the Government is strictly monitoring all the activities of the District Administration. During such juncture many misunderstanding and communication gap could arise among the people and the District Administration where the civil society organizations have to play a vital role to bridge any gap between the people and the Government.
She also said that the Government target is to contained the spread of pandemic COVID-19 and at the same time it should not let go it’s people hungry for which the people support and cooperation is highly needed.
While lauding the public for the cooperation, the Minister also urged all to be under strict vigilance.
Replying to a query about what step would be taken to contain the spread of the virus, the minister responded that the state Govt is taking all precautionary following the instructions given by the central Government.
The lady Minister also pointed out that concerned MLAs were instructed to address the grievances of less fortunate people in their respective constituencies during the lockdown while adding that Government had sanctioned Rs. 25 lakh each to all the MLAs to spend in their respective ACs only in connection with pandemic COVID-19.
Minister Nemcha Kipgen exhorted the people of Senapati and CSOs to stand united and render exemplary support and cooperation towards the frontline workers, including District Administration, police, medical department, etc.in combating the highly contiguous pandemic COVID-19 in the District.
Considring the suggestion of the Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA), the Minister in-charge opined that fresh vegetables from various places in the districts should be stock in various locations in Senapati and including Imphal, Kangpokpi, Sekmai, etc. for sale and for that matter the student body should take responsibility in delivering the vegetables while adding that home delivery systems should also be introduced which will ease many problems of the people.
DC Senapati, Somorjit Salam, IAS highlighted the various beneficiary schemes approved by the Govt so far including the PM Kishan scheme, PM Ujjwala Scheme and NFSA rice to all card holders in the state and directed all agents to reach the NFSA rice to their own villages under the supervision of their concerned SDOs and to be monitored by concerned Village Authority while directing all the agents to take countersigned from the village authority and submitted to the concerned SDOs.
Appreciating the N. Biren Singh led Govt. of Manipur, Civil Society Organizations representatives of Senapati sought for more testing machines at all entry points to contain the virus and sought to wipe out the KCC loan from all who availed it in view of the prevailing nation lockdown while urging coordination with the elected ADC members to reach the people at grassroot level.
Solomon Arow, President, Naga People’s Organization sought the Minister in-charge to provide for those who don’t have NFSA card during this difficult time while Consumer Club of the district sought the attention of the Minister to arrange an alternative for those who don’t possess NFSA cards.
Hopeson Mao, Care taker of Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) on behalf of the students’ community of the district sought the attention of the state Govt to give more importance at the entry point, Mao gate and assess the influx of outsiders into the state while asking the minister for proper distribution of testing kits at the entry point.
The student leader also appeals the Minister in-charge to personally visit the ground reality of the quarantine centres and Chexk Post at Mao while assuring to extend all possible man power to contain the spread of the virus in the District.
Other student leader sought the attention of the state Govt to shift the hoarding site of vehicles ferrying essential commodities from Mao as many common villagers reside at the site while the student body also asks to provide relief to whoever could not return back home due to the lockdown.
Pung Mark, President elected, SDSA also asks for safety measure kits to orphanages operating at the district.
M. Pradip Singh, IPS, SP, Senapati stated that what worry the people is about people coming in from outside the state and lauded the CSOs and VAs of the district for extending all possible assistance while screening and checking outsiders at the entry point, Mao Gate.
Meanwhile, DC Senapati said that rice under NFSA would be doubled in the coming month with PMGKY to every NFSA card holder.