Around 80 km from Imphal city, Emefiithumei is a small village located at the end of Manipur, Tadubi block, Senapati district neighbouring Nagaland. The thinly populated place which has around 60 to 70 houses is inhabited by Mao tribes. Most of the villagers earn their living through potato farming (potato found at the place is famous for its unique taste). The beauty of the place is marked by the hills which are fully covered with greenery shrubs and trees. What’s more special about the place is that the beautiful Djuko valley is divided by a hill and if proper route is created to connect between the villages, Emefiithumei could be the next best tourist destination of Manipur. But the disappointing part is that due to the negligence of the state government, the future of the villagers of Emefiithumei is at stake.
While the world moves on to tech life, technology is far away from the reach of Emefiithumei. The former member, ADC, Senapati, P Kaiso Mao said that the village has got no medical centre, in case of delivery the woman is being carried to Maram Bazar and in some circumstances women even died on the way. He further said there is no education system in the village, no drinking water supply or any other basic facilities. He expressed that no MLAs or Ministers have ever visited the village and for that matter no media persons have come before and explored the village. He added that the neighbouring state have encroached land of the village and appealed to the government to take up necessary action immediately to protect the land.
There is a primary school called Emefiithu which is attended by 44 students out of which 22 students are girls. A teacher at the school, Adakho said that the school was established in 2010 under the sponsorship of SSA. There are 5 school teachers. The school teaches students from kg 1 to class 3 and if the students want to study further, they had to go to other villages or town. Adakho appealed to the government to provide infrastructure such as bench and desk, school uniforms, text books and other basic necessities for the welfare of the students.