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Manipur govt may declare drought, says CM Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on August said that a special meeting has been convened to discuss the drought-like situation in the state with ministers, MLAs, chief secretary and other concerned officials on August 31.

The chief minister said that the deputy commissioners had already submitted their reports on the present situation in the state. The government will announce Manipur as drought-affected state after the discussion, he added.

Hundreds of people turned up to highlight their grievances to Chief Minister N Biren Singh on the combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on August 30.

Singh attended to around 450 complaints and met nearly 1500 people. The chief minister distributed tree saplings to the people who turned up to highlight their grievances. A total of 1400 saplings were distributed to the people.

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