IMPHAL, May 22: Commerce and Industries, Sericulture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Govindas Konthoujam distributed GI sheets and financial assistance to villagers of Bishnupur district today. The GI sheets were distributed to 293 beneficiaries of three villages from Thinungei to Toupokpi all under Bishnupur Assembly Constituency in a function held at the residence of Govindas at Ningthoukhong. The GI sheets were jointly purchased by K Gojendro Trust, K Gojendro Foundation and MLA Local Area Development Fund. While the Trust and Foundation bought 700 bundles, funds from MLA Local Area Development Fund purchased 300 bundles of GI sheets, the Minister stated. The assistance from the State Government to the hailstorm affected people could take more time, but prompt help is needed, he said. K Gojendro Trust and Foundation have been providing GI sheets to families constructing new house since 2007, he added. In the meantime, monetary assistance was handed over to 280 farmers of Kwasiphai village under Bishnupur district by the Minister at Ibudhou Pakhangba community hall, Kwashiphai today. Crops of 280 beneficiary farmers were severely affected by the recent hailstorm and heavy rainfall that lashed the State. The financial assistance was given under the sponsorship of K Gojendro Trust, Ningthoukhong and RUSEDA Kwasiphai.