The uniqueness of locally manufactured clothing or hand-crafted items will start losing its uniqueness if sales of such machine-made products are not banned immediately the KNKSASKL said.
Personnel of Manipur Fire Service, IMC, women vendors and NGOs took part in the cleanliness drive.
The vendors who got pink cards are allowed to open on Monday and Thursday, green cards on Tuesday and Friday and yellow cards on Wednesday and Saturday, IMC municipal commissioner K Chandrakumar said.
The three markets were closed since April 21 and as precautionary measures for the women vendors, a cleanliness drive will be organised on Sunday starting 7 am.
Nupi Keithel Sinfam Amadi Saktam Kanba Lup general secretary Thingujam Rani said that before issuing such an order, the government should discuss with the representatives of the markets 10 days ahead.
In local streets, some shops that used to sell clothes and accessories now sell vegetables. Wholesale grocery shops too have started selling vegetables and fruits.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced the reopening of the three Ima Keithel at Khwairamband at a function attended by a huge gathering of women vendors on Monday.
To give up and quit living, or to go on in pain. The questions loom large over several daily wage earners in Manipur struggling to survive as the going gets tougher for them with the passing of days.
There is no proper electrification inside the market and the market shed has been used for illegal activities at night, said a women vendor in Imphal.
Over 6,000 vendors who have been supporting their families are now facing extreme difficulties as Khwairamband Ima Keithel remain shut in view of the pandemic.