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.
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.
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.
Covid-19 infection is rising in rural areas of Manipur due to lack of awareness, inadequate infrastructure and failure to follow COVID SOPs: Health Director Dr K. Rajo
Health Services Director Doctor K. Rajo has highlighted the plights facing health and other relevant officials in administering COVID-19 Vaccine to inhabitants residing in far-flung areas of Manipur. Briefing media on the current status of covid-19 pandemic in Manipur at the Medical Directorate in Lamphel, today, Doctor K. Rajo said, Government is leaving no stone unturned in reaching out covid vaccination drive to beneficiaries in every nook and corner of the state, but bad road connectivity, shortage of man power and lack of awareness on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccine are major stumbling blocks.
Dr. K.,Rajo also informed that efforts are on to increase the number of Community quarantine centres in the State. He said, community halls and schools will be converted into quarantine centres if required. He reminded that as per the Government's order issued on July 26, meals are being provided to inmates of covid care centres in the state. Stating that Government is carrying out mass awareness on covid appropriate behaviours, vaccination drive and mass covid testing on war footing in the State, the health director appealed for public support in fighting covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking further, the Health Directior highlighted the current status of COVID-19 Situation in Manipur. He said, covid-19 infection is gradually declining in the urban areas of Manipur while it is steadily increasing in the rural areas. Dr K. Rajo cited lack of awareness and failure to maintain COVID-appropriate behaviours as reasons behind the surging COVID-19 infection rate in rural areas. He also informed that in the past 10 days, covid infection is highest in Imphal West District followed by Imphal East, Bishnupur and Thoubal District. While in the Hill districts, Churachandpur has the highest infection rate followed by Chandel, Kangpokpi and Noney District. While, covid fatality rate in the state stands average compared to the last highest number of deaths.
Dr. K Rajo also said that Manipur has so far logged 7 Black Fungus cases out of which two patients have died and 5 are undergoing treatment. The Health Director assured that State Government is making all out efforts to pay extra service pay and other due incentives to health workers including doctors and nurses. He also expressed sadness that two doctors in Manipur have succumbed to COVID-19 and informed that their families have been provided an Ex-Gratia amount of 50 lakh rupees each by the Government. Dr Rajo called for collective efforts of health professionals, government and the public in battling COVID-19 Pandemic.
Anti Smuggling Unit, Customs Division Imphal seizes Brown Sugar worth around Rs. 8 Crores in the International Market
Illegal activities such as drug smuggling continue even during the coronavirus induced lockdown in Manipur.
Anti Smuggling Unit, Customs Division Imphal team has seized a huge consignment of Brown Sugar, worth around 8 Crore Rupees in the International Market. 31-Year-Old Md. Tamijur Rahaman, son of Md Abdul Rahaman was caught ferrying the contraband items in a Tata Truck bearing Nagaland registration number - NL-01-I-89-66 on July 29.
Acting on a tip-off, the team recovered the drugs during a frisking operation in Mantripukhi area last evening. According to Custom officials, the contraband drugs weighing 8kg 800 grams were concealed in 11 different packets.
Custom Division Imphal has registered a case against Md. Tamijur Rahaman under ND & PS Act, 1985 for necessary actions.