“A place will develop only when the basic infrastructure like connectivity, water supply and electricity are well equipped,” said Manipur social welfare minister Nemcha Kipgen.

“When the residents of a particular area unite together, that place will automatically develop within a short span of time,” she added.

The minister was addressing a gthering on Monday after inaugurating the Hangmi Vengnom village in Kangpokpi district.

“To dwell together in unity” is the motto of the newly inaugurtaed village.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com