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Paddy fields hit by delayed monsoon are not under the Minor Irrigation Departmen; these areas are under the Water Resources Department, says Irrigation Dept Chief Engineer H. Brajendra

Paddy fields hit by delayed monsoon are not under the jurisdiction of Minor Irrigation Department but under the Water Resources Department. Chief Engineer of Minor Irrigation Department H. Brajendra stated the same to Impact News in an exclusive interview today. He clarified that the Minor Irrigation Department is not the lone Department responsible for providing irrigation to agricultural lands. He said that the Minor Irrigation Department is in charge of some specific areas near the riverbanks.

The Chief Engineer also said that the Minor Irrigation Department is providing water to 25 acres of paddy fields across the state with 204 RLI Schemes. He maintained that the Department has even distributed 50 Electric Water Pump sets to give irrigation in areas under its coverage. H. Brajendra said those paddy fields facing irrigation issues fall under the Water Resource Department, where big Dams constructed by the Department are unable to supply water at present. While, the remaining paddy fields depend on the annual rainfall.

Upon being asked about any upcoming initiatives of the Minor Irrigation Department to facilitate irrigation to take away the plights facing farmers in the state, Chief Engineer H. Brajendra said that digging for underground water at 550 different sites in the state is almost completed. He added that construction of mini dams under NABARD, NEC and NESIDS as well as repair of existing dams are underway. H. Brajendra also said that the department is identifying areas where RLI schemes can be set up under its new projects.

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BOSEM creates history with cent per cent pass percentage in HSLC examination, 2021

Manipur has created a history with cent per cent pass percentage in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination. Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen today declared the results of Class 10 Examination 2021, conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur. The results declaration ceremony was held at BOSEM hall in Imphal's Babupara this afternoon.

Altogether 47 thousand 208 students appeared the exam out of which 23 thousand 252 were girls. 22 thousand 323 students passed in the first division, 21 thousand 79 passed in second division and 3 thousand 806 passed in the third division.

12 thousand 562 students appeared from Government schools, 32 thousand 469 from Private schools and 2 thousand 177 from government aided schools. Imphal West district has the highest number of successful students of 9 thousand 479.

Only 2 thousand 468 students appeared from both Chandel and Tengnoupal Districts, the lowest in all the districts. Results of the students were based on the assessment reports submitted by their respective schools.

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Group of Aspirants ready to fight SLP filed at the Supreme Court

Group of Aspirants is all set to fight the Special Leave Petition with regards to Manipur Civil Service Combined Competitive (Mains) Exam, 2016, which is pending at the Supreme Court. It maybe mentioned that the High Court of Manipur quashed the examination on October 19, 2019 after many aspirants approached the court alleging irregularities in the selection process.

Convenor of ‘Group of Aspirants’ Arbind Salam today announced the same in a video release. Speaking to media, Arbin said that those selected candidates who had lost their jobs due to quashing of the exam had filed the Special Leave Petition at the Supreme Court. He termed it unfortunate that fresh conduction of the examination by Manipur Public Service Commission has been hindered owing to the same.

Arbind said, the Group of Aspirants will continue to strive towards rectifying such misconduct of the MPSC and other corrupted government officials. He appealed for public support for the same. Arbind also urged the Government to stop taking transitory actions to appease both parties but to act as per the High Court's judgment.

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