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Published on Mon, 12 Mar, 2018 Both

IMPHAL, MARCH 10, 2018 (DIPR): Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the deceased sweeper of the Centre for Research on Environmental Development (CRED).

Minister Th. Shyamkumar was speaking as the chief guest of the function at the Community Gardening held at the Khwairamband Ima Keithel organised by the Blooming Manipur in collaboration with the IMC.

Toijam Tampha from Kiyamgei Khoirom Leikai, died on the spot after she was hit by a car while she was sweeping the road at the Singjamei area on March 5, 2018. It be mentioned that, CRED is one of the organisations/NGOs which are working in collaboration with the Imphal Municipal Council (IMC).

Addressing the gathering, MAHUD Minister appealed to the IMC workers to use safety sign boards (safety floor signs) while doing their duties (mainly on national highways) to avoid untoward incidents. Appealing to the people not drive their vehicles in high speed, the Minister urged the public to obey traffic rules and regulations.

He appreciated the Blooming Manipur for helping in beautification of the Imphal and other areas by keeping many vases with different flowers at appropriate locations in the market. Assuring that the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department will provide all necessary help in their endeavour, he encouraged the Blooming Manipur to expand their drive to other Municipal Council areas.

He appealed to the public to help and cooperate with the State Government in the mission to keep the Imphal city and its surrounding areas clean. He also appealed to the women vendors of the Khwairamband Ima Keithel to join the gardening drive and help in watering the flowers.

Shri Ngangom Uttan Singh, Joint Director, MAHUD, Shri Th. Harikumar Singh, Municipal Commissioner, Smt Chingshubam Maneka, IMC Engineer, staffs and sweepers of IMC, women vendors of the Ima Keithel and others attended the function. (DIPR)