CM launches Tengbang website


IMPHAL, March 29: With an objective to address the grievances and help the Manipuris who are stranded outside the State due to the nationwide lockdown and pandemic COVID-19, Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched the website at a simple function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Sunday.

The website has been developed by CubeTen in coordination with IT Department free of cost as their CSR activity.

Speaking at the function, Chief Minister said that the website was launched with an aim to reach out to the Manipuris who are stranded outside the state and are in need of help to overcome various hardships in such difficult times due to the nationwide lockdown and outbreak of COVID-19.

Informing that the website has been integrated with a payment gateway so that people could contribute to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Chief Minister revealed that a mobile application of the website will also be available soon in Google play and Apple store.

Clarifying about the rice quotas being distributed in all the constituencies of the state, Chief Minister said that with the objective to work for the welfare of the people in such hard times, he had requested the Cabinet Ministers and MLAs to distribute the total rice quotas of their respective constituencies free of cost to the people without fail.

A minimum of 20 kilograms should be provided to every family where five members live together, he added. This sums up that each member of the family would get four kilograms of rice.

Further, he clarified that such measure was taken to cover all the people of the state irrespective of having NFSA cards or not in view of the outbreak of the coronavirus and total lockdown in the country.

He mentioned that for those who are living in rented accommodations, he has directed the respective MLAs to identify the tenants in their constituencies so that the government could provide the rice quotas to them.

Urging the people to stay at home to break the chain of spreading the coronavirus in the state, the Chief Minister stated that the government has taken certain steps like food home delivery services to provide essential items to people at their doorsteps.

Informing about the COVID-19 patient who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS, Chief Minister stated that the patient is improving and stable now. He urged the people of the state to pray for speedy recovery of the patient.

Among others, the function was attended by MANIDCO chairman Dr Yumnam Radheshyam; LDA chairman L Susindro; additional chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar; IT director Nambam Deben; Haobam Joyremba of CubeTen and others.


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