Imphal, March 21
It was all about taking up precautionary measures, but for the first time in the history of Manipur, IMC authority showed extreme seriousness in keeping the Khwairamband Keithel area zero garbage zone. Police too extended all support to the IMC authority and even help clean the surrounding. Bleaching powder and Phenyl were sprinkled at the drainage and surrounding areas and the IMC authority clean almost all garbage piled up in and around the Khwairamband area for weeks.
What is more interesting is the co-operation showed by the Keithel ladies who have always criticized and opposed any such announcement by the earlier government.
The Chief Minister while talking to the vendor ladies yesterday seem surprised that he would receive so much support from the Keithel ladies in the fight against COVID 19.
“You don’t need to shut all shops selling essential items, our government has no such order, what we appeal is to restrain mass gathering at the shop as well as to provide hand sanitizers”, N. Biren said.
For those daily wage earners who live on hand to mouth at Khwairamband Keithel, the government is planning to add compensation to their account, Chief Minister said while talking to some of the concerned citizens.
He also appealed to people not to panic as there is no shortage of food grain and the government is planning to distribute it at their doorsteps.