Manipur’s Consumers affairs and food and Public Distribution Revenue Minister Karam Shyam inaugurated a public toilet at Laiching Meipou village at Pallel on Saturday.
Speaking at the inaugural function he highlighted the importance of the enforcement of the Manipur Conservation of Paddyland and Wetland Act 2014 after witnessing various construction works and establishments in the field and paddy-land areas.
He appealed to the public to respect the laws and leave personal gains for food sustainability of the future generations.
“We also need land to grow crops to feed ourselves, the public should understand the situation and support the Government to avoid conflicts and destruction of public property in future”, he said.
The villagers of Laiching Meipou village have constructed a three-room public toilet sanitation centre with proper facilities of ground levelling and water supply from Rs 3 Lakhs they got during last year Christmas, he said.
The new BJP led Government has been trying its level best to maintain peace and solidarity amongst the different communities and ethnic groups of Manipur and minimize the hill-valley divide and communal conflicts, he said.
He also assured that as Revenue Minister, he will talk to his council of Ministers to look into the welfare activities of the village like construction of playground and other amenities and discuss the matter with Sports Minister Letpao Haokip.
He also lauded the outstanding performances of the two female weightlifters Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu who have brought laurels to the country by winning gold medals in weightlifting at the currently held 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia.
In his welcome note, village secretary Kh Leirung thanked Minister Shyam for creating a sense of unity at their village saying that the Tengnoupal Constituency is like a parentless village.
A memorandum was submitted to Minister Karam Shyam for construction of playground and gallery of Manipur Village Authority(MVA), waiting shed, community hall, road bridge of dam, drainage etc. in their village. The day’s inaugural function was started with a Cultural Dance performance by Napuiya Yinglam.