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Centre giving 7887 tonne rice every month to Manipur
Published on 16 Jul. 2009 1:09 AM IST
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Manipur is being allotted 7887 tonne of rice every month from Central allocation, which includes 2182 tonne of APL variety, 3478 MT of BPL and 2227 MT of AAY. According to UNI report, food and civil supplies minister Y Erabot informed this to the Assembly on Wednesday while replying to a question raised by MLA Radhabinod Koijam. Manipur also gets 606 tonne of wheat, 400 tonne of palmoline oil, 1812.2 MT of sugar, 2131 kilolitres of sk oil and 17,066 tonne of salt. Minister of Public Health Engineering Department TH Haokip, while replying to a query raised by MLA O Joy, informed that during 2008-09 Rs three crore was sanctioned for drainage and sewarage work. Minister of Information TN Haokip informed the House, replying to a question raised by Dr Ng Bijoy, that from 1997 the state information department had started televising via DDK, Imphal, the Question Hour of the Assembly. Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, who also holds the Finance portfolio, moved demands for grants for Rs 375.50 crore for Police department, Rs 1.76 crore for Vigilance, Rs 8.85 crore for Jail and Rs 7.92 crore for Home Guards department to defray the charges which will be incurred during the current financial year. MLA Radhabinod Koijam moved a policy cut for the alleged failure of the government to maintain jails. He urged the government to manage prisons properly. The matter was also discussed earlier in the House following the alleged involvement of three inmates of Saijiwa jail in the killing of a contractor. After the incident the state home department had decided to revamp jail security and the Chief Minister informed that mobile jammers would be installed to stop misuse of cellphones in the jail premises.

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