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Rs 10 crore swindled: Manipur Speaker

By The Assam Tribune
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IMPHAL, Sept 14 - Manipur Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand on Thursday alleged that Rs 10 crore meant for opening a mechanised pottery unit had been swindled.

He made the allegation while visiting some pottery units at Nungbi in Ukhrul district. �The fund was released by the North Eastern Council (NEC). It was meant for opening a mechanised unit at Nungbi to benefit hundreds of potters. But the huge amount vanished into thin air. The money was sanctioned two years ago,� Khemchand said.

He said the Central Government was aware of the misappropriation and an inquiry would soon be initiated.

Potteries made in Ukhrul district are in high demand.

�The mechanised unit would have gone a long way in making it more popular throughout the world,� the Speaker added.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who has been promising to stamp out corruption, said the Government had recently stumbled on this scam. �The Government shall conduct an inquiry and the guilty shall be pulled up. It is an insult to the tribal potters,� Singh added. � IANS

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Rs 10 crore swindled: Manipur Speaker

IMPHAL, Sept 14 - Manipur Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand on Thursday alleged that Rs 10 crore meant for opening a mechanised pottery unit had been swindled.

He made the allegation while visiting some pottery units at Nungbi in Ukhrul district. �The fund was released by the North Eastern Council (NEC). It was meant for opening a mechanised unit at Nungbi to benefit hundreds of potters. But the huge amount vanished into thin air. The money was sanctioned two years ago,� Khemchand said.

He said the Central Government was aware of the misappropriation and an inquiry would soon be initiated.

Potteries made in Ukhrul district are in high demand.

�The mechanised unit would have gone a long way in making it more popular throughout the world,� the Speaker added.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who has been promising to stamp out corruption, said the Government had recently stumbled on this scam. �The Government shall conduct an inquiry and the guilty shall be pulled up. It is an insult to the tribal potters,� Singh added. � IANS

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