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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said the home delivery services for the essential commodities to the public during the lockdown and curfew in the State will be strengthened.

This was conveyed by the state chief minister Biren Singh while formally launching a Home Delivery Supplies Management Control Room in the heart of the Imphal town on Sunday.

The launching session of the control room was attended by the Deputy Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly K Robindro Singh, MLAs H Dingo (Sekmai), Th Satyabrata (Yaiskul), additional chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, deputy commissiobers of Imphal West and Imphal East districts, officials of various departments and members of Chamber of Commerce.

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Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the event, Biren said the home delivery services will be operational for the Imphal East and Imphal West at the initial stage and the remaining districts would be covered shortly

He said officials of different government departments and Chamber of Commerce have been deputed to attend to the grievances of the people.

So any individual or groups can contact the control room (toll free number 1800-313-8171) from 9 am to 3 pm daily.

He said such initiative would definitely reduce the crowd and help in maintaining social distancing in the State.

Informing that the State has received the directives of the Centre on the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in the State, adding a decision will be taken in the upcoming Cabinet meeting on Monday.

Regarding the Manipuris who are stranded in other parts of the country, he informed that one-time financial assistance of Rs 2000 each were transferred to the bank account of 12,561 individuals till now adding the assistance to the remaining individuals will also be transferred shortly.

So far 16,172 individuals have registered through https://www.tengbang.in/.

He stated that the government is in constant touch with the chief ministers, chief secretaries and DGPs of different states to make sure that every stranded Manipuri will be taken care of in their respective States.

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