Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Imphal, Feb 2:

Education Minister S. Rajen Singh has visited colleges and school in Impal West and Imphal East today. As a part of the ongoing inspection visit to college and schools Shri Rajen Singh visited Manipur College, Maharaj Budhachandra College, Modern College, Porompat, Standard College, Kongba, Ideal Girls’ College, Akampat, Eastern Model Govt. High School, Akampat, today.

During his visit Minister inspected classrooms and checked whether classes are conducted following SOPs prescribed by the education department. At Manipur College, Rajen was joined by Speaker Y. Khemchand. He instructed school and college authorities to properly maintain SOPs. Minister also checked Attendance Registrar of the teaching and non-teaching staffs. He warned that irregular and absentee staffs will be penalized accordingly.

He said that surprise visit to schools and colleges will continue in order to ensure smooth conduct of classes and regular attendance of the staffs and students. Minister also appealed the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organisations to cooperate with the new initiative of the government on the reopening of educational institutions in the state.

Rajen also appreciated the school staffs, students, guardians, officials of the education department for their willingness and cooperation on the reopening of educational institutions.

Director, Education (U), Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom, IAS, Joint Director, Ojit Singh and others were also present during the visit.

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Imphal, Jan 31:

Water Resources (WR) Minister, Letpao Haokip inspected the Chingkhei Ching Water Treatment Plant at Yaralpat, Tinseed Road today morning.
The source of the water supply at this plant will be from the Thoubal Multipurpose Project, and pipe works leading upto this plant is currently undergoing and is on the verge of completion. The construction of the treatment plant, which is taken up under the PHED, is also going smoothly.
During the inspection visit, minister Letpao said that the water from the Thoubal Dam will be treated at this plant, and will supply water to various areas of Imphal valley. Experts from outside have also been roped in to carry out the technical part of the task, he added.
In the inspection visit, the minister was accompanied by the Engineer-in-Chief of WRD, G Robindro Sharma and other top engineers of the department.

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Imphal, Jan 31:

Fishery Minister S. Rajen Singh has said that the state government is focusing to increase the net production of fish in the state. He was speaking to media during an inspection visit at different locations of fish farms in Imphal West today.

Rajen said that the government especially the fishery department is focusing for the production of sustainable fish products for the state. Fish, being the common food item of the state is preferred by all. Action plans have been chalked out in this regard. Minister said that there is a need for up gradation of the government maintained fish farms in the state at present.

He maintained that under the blue revolution scheme of the government selected beneficiaries have been trained and first installment has been sanctioned. In order to know whether the beneficiaries are utilising the government fund in the right direction, the inspectional tour is being conducted, he added.

Minister informed that more than Rupees four crore is spent annually to purchase fish products from outside the state. This expenditure can be saved if we promote our fish farmers and produce more and more fish products.

Rajen said that unemployed and interested persons can approach the department for pisciculture activities for which fishery department is always ready to help. Biofloc method of fish farming will be provided for interested farmers especially in hill districts where there is limited scope for digging of ponds. This will not only generate their income but also reduce unemployment problem in the state, he added.

He also said that regular inspection visit will be conducted at the respective sites with the officials. Director of Fishery, L. Gojendo Singh, officials of fishery department and others were also present during the visit.

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Imphal, Jan 31:

Kakching Battalion under the aegis of IGAR(S) in an operation recovered illegal brown sugar and betel nuts from a Maruti Gypsy without a registered number near Shaluk Village in Kakching District of Manipur at 07:30PM on yesterday.
Acting on credible intelligence from reliable sources, troops of Assam Rifles deliberately searched the plying vehicles. The search led to the successful recovery of nine packages of brown sugar concealed in soap cases. 700 kgs of smuggled betel nuts and Rs 3 Lakh cash were also seized in the operation.
The gypsy driver was apprehended and later on identified as Seikhomang Haokip, a resident of Sugnu.
The market value of the seized narcotics and contraband was estimated to be over Rs 35 Lakh.
The recovered narcotics and contraband along with the driver were handed over to the Chakpikarong Police Station for further investigation.

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