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Manipur Govt to declare State as drought-hit

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Aug 30 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today said that the State Government would declare Manipur as a drought-affected State after holding a special meeting here tomorrow.

The meeting will take place at the Chief Minister�s Secretariat. Other ministers, the Chief Secretary, MLAs and officials will be present in the meeting.

The deputy commissioners have already submitted reports on the drought-like situation in the State, Biren Singh said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of �Meeyamgi Numit� (People�s Day) and Hill Leaders� Day � the Chief Minister�s monthly meetings with the public to hear grievances � at his Secretariat here today. In the recently concluded Assembly session, Manipur Agriculture Minister Hangkhalian said that 99,153 hectares of agricultural land have been affected by the drought-like situation in the State.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister distributed 1,400 fruit-bearing saplings to the people who turned up to voice their grievances in the meeting as part of his �Green Manipur� mission and appealed for more plantation drives in the State.

He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Prakash Javadekar for acknowledging environment conservation and protection activities of the Manipur Government by releasing Rs 309 crore under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority.

On August 29, Manipur Forest Minister Th Shyamkumar received the cheques for Rs 309 crore from Union minister Javadekar who distributed Rs 47,436 crore to 27 State governments (including six NE States) in New Delhi.

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Manipur Govt to declare State as drought-hit

IMPHAL, Aug 30 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today said that the State Government would declare Manipur as a drought-affected State after holding a special meeting here tomorrow.

The meeting will take place at the Chief Minister�s Secretariat. Other ministers, the Chief Secretary, MLAs and officials will be present in the meeting.

The deputy commissioners have already submitted reports on the drought-like situation in the State, Biren Singh said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of �Meeyamgi Numit� (People�s Day) and Hill Leaders� Day � the Chief Minister�s monthly meetings with the public to hear grievances � at his Secretariat here today. In the recently concluded Assembly session, Manipur Agriculture Minister Hangkhalian said that 99,153 hectares of agricultural land have been affected by the drought-like situation in the State.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister distributed 1,400 fruit-bearing saplings to the people who turned up to voice their grievances in the meeting as part of his �Green Manipur� mission and appealed for more plantation drives in the State.

He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Prakash Javadekar for acknowledging environment conservation and protection activities of the Manipur Government by releasing Rs 309 crore under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority.

On August 29, Manipur Forest Minister Th Shyamkumar received the cheques for Rs 309 crore from Union minister Javadekar who distributed Rs 47,436 crore to 27 State governments (including six NE States) in New Delhi.