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Keen to resolve Manipur-Nagaland border dispute: Biren

Keen to resolve Manipur-Nagaland border dispute: Biren
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh launching Matru Vandana Saptah in Imphal on Monday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Dec 2 | Publish Date: 12/2/2019 12:07:29 PM IST

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday announced that his government was willing to resolve the inter-state boundary dispute between Manipur and Nagaland through talk at government level.

The chief minister was referring to boundary dispute between Nagaland and Manipur at Dzükou and Tungjoy in Senapati district.

Manipur government is currently in touch with Nagaland government to settle the inter-state border dispute in a peaceful manner, Singh added.

The chief minister conveyed this at a function held at chief minister’s secretariat related with the launching pf Matru Vandana Saptah, a week-long maternity benefit programme taken up under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) on Monday.

He said that the dispute was long existing ones and he had held talk with his Nagaland counterpart regarding the matter.

A positive response was received from the Nagaland chief minister and it was very encouraging one, said Singh and added that the dispute can be settled after sitting together between the two states.

He said that he had received the ground report of the disputed area submitted by a ministerial team who visited the site on Sunday. The ministerial team was part of a committee constituted by the state government to resolve boundary issues with Nagaland at Dzükou and Tungjoy.

The ministerial team visited the disputed area at Tungjoy and gathered first-hand account of the matter on Sunday, he said, and appealed the media to avoid filing “provocative” reports. 

Singh further said that the state government had also sought intervention from the Centre as well to resolve the issue. 

Earlier, the chief minister launched Matru Vandana Saptah, a week-long maternity benefit programme taken up under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).

Speaking at the occasion, Singh claimed that around 1.2 crore women had been benefited by the scheme launched in 2017 in the country so far. 

However, there was still need for wide publicity of the scheme because a large number of women are still unaware about the noble programme, he observed. 

The chief minister directed the officials concerned to execute works related to the scheme on mission mode to achieve the intended target. 

State social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen, who also attended the function, said that the scheme was a noble effort of the government to provide monetary help to pregnant women and lactating mothers to have proper diet and nutritious food. 

She observed that apart from government officials, people also have a great role to play in making the scheme a success.

Under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Rs 5000 is provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers for first living child of the family in three instalments. 


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