IMPHAL, May 7: Manipur Governor VK Duggal has pledged to take up all possible steps to help improve the three Khwairamband Ima markets on his first inspection of the markets around 11 am on Wednesday.
His visit may be the first time in the history of Manipur that a Governor of the state has inspected the conditions of the three Ima markets which are managed only by women and interacted with the women vendors listening attentively to their problems and grievances.
Governor VK Duggal also inspected the conditions of the lighting system, drainage, fans, toilets and water leakage problems.
He met many women vendors, inquired about their business and listened attentively to their woes.
Surprised at the three Ima market complexes remaining unrepaired even after its inauguration and the first floor of the markets lying vacant till date, he assured the women vendors that all lighting systems will be functional within 10 days by replacing the defunct electric blubs.
He also directed the concerned authority to repair the leakage on the roof of the buildings.
Ibempishak, a leader of the Ima markets, said that the Governor asked her to prepare a detailed report on the problems and inconveniences faced by women vendors and submit it to him on the 16 of this month further assuring her of taking up all developmental works after minutely assessing the condition.
During the Governor’s visit, his Secretary and also the Art and Culture Commissioner RK Nimai, IMC Chairperson N Nimai Sharma and MAHUD Director N Geetkumar were also present.