IMPHAL, Aug 26: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has reassured to give suitable jobs to the next of kin of June 18 victims subject to fulfillment of certain guidelines.
Ibobi stated this while replying to a query raised by MLA Okram Joy regarding the assurance given by him to the victims’ family members in 2002 during the question hour of today’s Assembly sitting.
MLA Okram Joy pressed the state government to provide suitable jobs to the victims’ family members as soon as possible to honour those people who had laid down their lives safeguarding the territorial integrity of the state.
Speaker I Hemochandra also appealed to the Chief Minister to take up the needful action regarding the matter.
Chief Minister maintained the state cabinet would discuss the matter and provide job to the family members of the victims after fulfilling the existing guidelines.
Replying to a question asked by MLA N Mangi, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi stated that altogether 2204 hectares of paddy fields were affected by the recent flood in Imphal West, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Chandel districts and 25.5 hectares of fish farms in Bishnupur district.
As per the report given by Chief Minister, the number of flood affected families in Imphal West, Bishnupur, Thoubal and Tamenglong is 3320, 7405, 3678 and 583 respectively.
The quantity of rice distributed in Imphal West, Bishnpur and Thoubal is 332, 845 and 394 quintals. 95.45 quintals of dal, 3178 packets of mustard (250 ml) and 3178 packets of salt (1 kg) were also distributed to the flood victims of Thoubal district.
Answering to a query of MLA Radhabinod, Chief Minister stated ward development committees in the wards of Imphal Municipal Council have been constituted under notification no. 2/26/2010-MAHUD dated 6-8-2011.
The functions, rights, duties and activities of ward development committee are clearly defined under chapter III and chapter IV of Manipur Municipality Community Participation Act, 2010, Ibobi noted.
Chief Minister Ibobi stated that Rs 2,92,805, Rs 2,92,805 and Rs 4,66,000 were sanctioned for the observation of Khongjom Day respectively.
Answering to the question of MLA Ng Bijoy, Chief Minister stated that the people of the state who are following Meitei Religion (Meitei Marup) are having the status of general and OBC on the basis of the per capita income of the individuals.
The demand for the minority status of the followers of Meitei Marup will be thoroughly discussed and the matter will be tabled in the next session, added Chief Minister.