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Ex-gratia given to kin of electrocuted victim: Power Minister

DIPR
Imphal, Feb 28,
Power Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today informed the House that an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh has been handed over to the kin of the deceased person who died following electrocution during re-wiring work of 11 KV drop-out phase at Tengnoupal district. He was speaking during the Question Hour on the Day 7 of the 7th Session of the 11th Manipur State Legislative Assembly.
Responding to the question raised by D. Korungthang, MLA, Tengnoupal AC, Minister Biswajit said a Cabinet decision was taken to provide suitable job (Grade D) to any member of the family of the deceased person. He also informed that a departmental inquiry is underway to ascertain the cause of the incident which occurred on 9th February this year.  
Minister Biswajit also informed the House that the Government is considering of providing an ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh to the victim of the Sita village who was left handicapped after electrocution on 5th June, 2018.
Replying to the query of Okram Surjakumar, MLA, Khangabok AC, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Th. Biswajit Singh informed the House that an amount of Rs 104.55 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has been recently released for the year 2018-19.
He further said an amount of Rs 410.01 crore was allocated for the year 2016-17; Rs 204.83 crore for the year 2017-18 and Rs 321.93 crore for the year 2018-19 (as on 26.02.2019). He said natural calamities like repeated flood, earthquake, and landslides among others were the reason for the low number of days for employment.
Letpao Haokip, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister today appealed to the members not to indulge in politics regarding sports and natural calamities. He further appealed to the members of the House to submit proposal for constructing playground in each constituency, which he opined is important for nurturing talented sportspersons from grassroots level.
Stating that a playground can be constructed with an amount of Rs 10 lakh, he said that maximum number of elected members have been submitting proposal to construct mini-stadium and other infrastructures which requires large amount. He responding to a query raised by Dr. Chaltonlien Amo, MLA, Tipaimukh AC.

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