IMPHAL, Sept 20 - The State Cabinet has decided to introduce the Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill in the State Assembly soon.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh took the decision during a sitting held for the first time at Jiribam on Wednesday.
The step has been taken up by the State Government in view of increasing trend of awarding instant punishment by mob without any fair trial in the State, according to Government Spokesperson and Works Minister Th Biswajit.
The Minister said that the Cabinet also decided to restart functioning of Jiri tea estate in PPP model through open tendering. He said that the total area of the estate is 1,100 acres, out of which 400 acres would be used in tea plantation, 600 acres in rubber plantation and 100 acres in coffee plantation.
Stating that the Cabinet also gave its nod to revive Manipur State Lottery, he said, however, lotteries would be conducted outside the State. No lottery ticket would be sold in Manipur and the State is likely to earn Rs 50 crore to Rs 60 crore annually through the lottery, he added.
The Spokesperson further informed that the Cabinet also fixed Rs 40 per square feet as land compensation for construction of Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi National Highway. He said that National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd would start construction of the road soon once the issue of land compensation is sorted out.