Centre dispatches petroleum products to ensure the availability of basic amenities in Manipur
Source :News Bharati English   Date :24-Jan-2017

New Delhi, January 24:  The Centre has dispatched 35 tonnes of petroleum products to Manipur to tackle the crisis which is caused due to economic blockade. After the announcement was made to create news seven districts people belonging to Naga council imposed the economic blockade on NH-2 and NH-37 which are the essential for serving commodities to state.
On Monday, the centre dispatched 35 tonnes of petroleum products to help the people of Manipur which are suffering due to economic blockade. More 100 trucks of different petroleum products will be dispatched to ease the crisis. The officials said that ‘While 35 tonnes of petroleum and diesel were sent through an Indian Airforce C-17 Globemaster plane, 70 tonnes of more petroleum products will be sent soon.’

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting to discuss the supply and review the stock of food grains and petroleum products in Manipur. Earlier the meeting was held to discuss the solutions for overcoming the ‘economic blockade’. Dharmendra Pradhan said that around 100 trucks of different petroleum products will be dispatched, so that the locals will not be inconvenienced. The Government has taken this step to ensure that there is no shortage of basic amenities.”

Rajnath Singh expressed grave concern over the condition of people where they are facing difficulties with regard to availability of essential commodities due to hike in the prices of diesel and LPG cylinders. The ministry of home affairs has been making repeated efforts to find a way to tackle the issue of economic blockade which is imposed by the United Naga Council since November.