Manipur Village Awarded Rs 10 Lakhs for Destroying Poppy Plants

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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh handed over a cash reward of ₹10 lakh to Peh(Paoyi) village of Ukhrul district at a gathering held at the Secretariat in Imphal on Monday.

Local MLA Khasim Vashum, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar and DGP LM Khaute were also present at the function.

The cash reward was given to the Peh (Paoyi) village authority for voluntarily taking part in the Manipur government’s ‘war on drugs’ campaign and destroying poppy plants grown in their village.

Chief Minister N Biren took to Twitter to announce the news. He wrote, “Handed over reward of Rs.10 lakhs to Peh(Paoyi) village authority of Ukhrul District, in appreciation of destroying poppy plantations under their jurisdiction, supporting our Govt’s #WarOnDrugs, at a warm gathering held at my official residence today.”

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