Thursday, 19 October 2017

Headlines 


Khuga displaced village yet to see electric light after eight years of re-location

By Alex Guite


LAMKA, Sept 7: Mata Mualtam Village, which is just 6 Km from the district head quarter of Churachandpur, has been reeling under darkness for the last eight years as there is no electric power in the village.

Mannu, a villager speaking to IFP said the village had to be shifted to a higher ground, as the previous location of the village was submerged by water with the commissioning of Khuga Dam in 2006.

She lamented that with the completion of the Dam, it has not serve any purpose to the villagers of Mata. Before the election so many people came and had promised the villagers that electric power will be restored in the village, she continued.

Another woman from the same village said that children have to study with candles. With PDS not functioning properly in the area, Kerosene is sold at Rs 70 to 80 per Liter at the black market, she added.

A woman, on the condition of anonymity said that Rs 500 per household were deducted from the MNREGS wage for buying electric transformer, but it has not materialised till today. She alleged that many villages’ chiefs have been deducting money from the MNREGS wage as ‘electric fee’, which is against the norms of MNREGS, adding that when they went to check at the electricity office, there was no record of money being deposited.

It may be mentioned that a wind turbine was installed in the Mata Village to generate electric power after the village was dislocated by the Khuga project. But the turbine at present has been found to be dysfunctional.

One elder from the village told IFP that they have no idea when the village will see electricity. “It is like living in the dark ages”, she said.

It may also be mentioned that Geljang, Ngoiphai, Phaibem, Zoutuinuam, Lamjang, Lunmual, Kullian, S Phaiza, Hiangdung, Panglian, Geltui, S Munhoih and S Zezaw etc are some of the villages that are deprived of electricity after the commissioning of Khuga Dam.

9-Sep-2014 / Correspondent / 1 Comments

Comments


JONA Zou

10-Sep-2014 | 06:17 PM

Guess this is really a crucial issue. It is heard from a reliable source that the committee on Khuda Dam compensations collected money for electricity amounting to more than 40 lakhs from all the chiefs during the distributions of the compensations but sad thing its not known where that money gone. The elected ADc of some of the villages in the area,grace zamnu had been trying her level best in lobbying to the govt.to provide electricity in those areas but till now no results comes out.The MLA of the area ,Gs haopu has even made announcement and assurance many times that electric will be coming soon in the area but till now no results too.why is the govt not giving any concern for these areas. Its time all people speak out.



Random Items 

Wangjing condemns

IMPHAL | Apr 21 Wangjing Tentha Kendra Development Committee today strongly opposed the refraining of their MLA from giving welcome address in the upcoming “Khongjom Day Observation.” Addressing the media persons at Manipur Press Club Majorkhul, Develop.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Lawyers stage protest against amendment

IMPHAL | Apr 21 In solidarity to the nation-wide protest of the legal fraternity against Government of India’s proposal of to pass the Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017, the legal fraternity of the state as a mark of protest burned the amendment copies. M.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Foundation Day observed

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The 48th Foundation Day of Manipuri Chanura Leisham Marup (Macha Leima) was observed today at its office today at Palace Compund, Imphal. A release said that the observance function was attended by its founder members, life members and m.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

Zillai condemns gangrape

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The office of the Vaiphei Students’ Association, general head quarter has strongly condemned the gangrape incident of the two school girls on April 14. A statement issued by the students body, said that the girls who were attending the C.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

CM interacts with bureaucrats

IMPHAL| Apr 21 As a necessary step for good governance in the state, Manipur Chief Minister, Nongthongbam Biren Singh called upon civil servants of the state on its 12th National Civil Services observance day for periodic dialogue and interaction with le.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Biren nod to adopt 7th pay

IMPHAL | Apr 21 A 15 member delegation comprising of Core Committee and Executive Committee members of Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Govt. Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) led by its presid.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Science meet to be held

IMPHAL | Apr 21 The Manipur Science and Technology Council, Imphal will be organising a five-day state level science festival under the banner “Science Meet 2017” from May 11 to 15 at National Institute of electronic and Information Technology, Akampat, .....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Shija cleft week

IMPHAL| Apr 21 As part of the ongoing ‘Shija Cleft week’ which began from last April 17, an awareness rally on free cleft lip and palate surgery was organised today. The rally took place from Western Kangla gate to Indian Medical Association (IMA) hall,.....

22-Apr-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

Reflect ethos of state in films: Dy CM

IMPHAL | Apr 21 Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar in his chief guest speech, today called upon the film enthusiasts to represent and reflect the ethos, philosophy and the dissolving values of our tradition and culture in the films, during the Cine Ar.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Let us help Mr Muivah sign an Agreement

By Sh. Ajit This is the Framework Agreement as revealed bythe Week, 23 April Edition. The content may be right or wrong. The Week may violate the game rules of politics in Naga world; the Government of India may or may not be happy as a party cannot kee.....

22-Apr-2017 | IFP Articles | 0 Comments

Nemcha for action against rapists

CJM Noutuneshwari records statement of minor victim IMPHAL | Apr 21 Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, Nemcha Kipgen strongly condemning the recent gang rape of two teenage girls on Cheiraoba evening, urged the authority concerned to take stringen.....

22-Apr-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Khongjom Battle Debate

Controversy over Khongjom battle has resurfaced with the coming of the month of April. The contestation is on the date of the battle. April 23 or April 25? Some historians as well as independent researchers, including a few social activists have contended.....

22-Apr-2017 | IFP Editorials | 0 Comments

Latest Comments