CM Biren appeals to stop illegal encroachment

Imphal, April 8 : Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday made an appeal to the people of the State against all illegal encroachments in the State including water bodies like the Loktak Lake, Reserved Forest Areas in the Hills, government land, khas-land, etc. He also said that the government provides proper compensation for any land acquired from the public. The Chief Minister was addressing media-persons after flagging off a Free Eye Check-up & Spectacles Distribution Camp for Ukhrul District at the Western Gate of the Chief Minister’s residence here. Biren said the crisis in Sora area was unfortunate . People of the area protested land demarcation by officials. He said the land for setting up the National Sports versity was acquired by the previous government and all compensations were already paid. Now, when steps were taken up for boundary fencing, disturbances have been created, he added. Further stating that government doesn’t want to use force to evict illegal encroachers, he appealed to all illegal encroachers to vacate their encroachments anywhere in the State whether it is illegal encroachments on water bodies like the Loktak Lake, Reserved Forest Areas in the Hills, government land, khas-land, paddy fields, highways, etc,. Chief Minister lauded shopkeepers and residents of both Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar for understanding and accommodating the policy programme of the government to decongest traffic in the bazaar areas. He said the new parking arrangement was taken up for the convenience of shopkeepers as well as shoppers who come from all corners of the State. Biren said as part of 100 days programme of the government, the government will inaugurate Tombisana Market Complex, market at Lamphel to shift street vendors and a temporary market for street vendors in front of Ima Market. The Chief Minister also appealed to the street vendors against occupying the roadsides, which could create inconvenience for the public. NS BM

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