My modest agenda is ensuring food security for the poor: Minister Nemcha Kipgen

Around 110 poor people including widow, widower and aged people of Keithelmanbi area from various communities were distributed rice, dal, potato and other essential items by the minister.

Ensuring food security and preventing the poor and needy people from facing starvation is the priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen said in Kangpokpi on Tuesday.

The minister reached out to the poor people of Keithelmanbi and Tujang areas in Kangpokpi, Manipur on Tuesday.

Around 110 poor people including widow, widower and aged people of Keithelmanbi area from various communities were distributed rice, dal, potato and other essential items by the minister. She also reached out to more than 150 poor people, including widow, widower and aged people of Tujang area and distributed rice, dal, potato and other essential items to them.

Emphasizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a public health crisis as it goes far beyond, the minister said, “My modest agenda during the pandemic COVID-19 is ensuring food security and preventing the people, especially the genuinely poor and needy to fall prey of starvation”.

Protecting the people from the pandemic and containing its spread is also the immediate priority.

The minister further made strong appeals to all inmates at various institutional quarantine centres to bear with the government and the district administration considering the challenges in combating the pandemic COVID-19 and sincerely abiding by the quarantine SOPs and guidelines.

First Published: July 1, 2020, 4:04 p.m.