Employees urged to donate for NH-53
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 31: Amid appeals for alternative means to ensure adequate stock of food-grains Youth Front, Khekman (Thoubal district) has called for the constitution of a committee to look after development of national Highway 53.The Thoubal district body appealing to Government employees to donate a day�s wage towards development and improvement of the Imphal-Jiribam stretch of the highway desired that Manipur Government monitor related activities through formation of the committee and opening a bank account where the public can also make financial contributions.

Detailing on necessity to maintain NH-53 in a proper manner for loaded vehicles to ply without any technical interruption the Youth Front contended that vehicles passing through Nagaland State face great risks on life and property taking into account violent methods applied to enforce the economic blockade.

On the other hand, Development Joint Committee, Kwakta describing ANSAM�s agitation as challenge to humanity observed that defiant posture maintained by the student body would not lead to any positive development but plunge the people irrespective or community or religious affiliation into deeper morass.

Expressing strong resentment at inability of both the Central or State Governments to break the deadlock the Committee demanded cargo flight service to procure consumer items.

Contending that the current situation ha already reached the crisis point, the body wondered what compulsion is restricting the Government from utilising chopper/flight services to replenish the food stocks.