Manipur CM announces roadshow to mitigate climate change and global warming

Biren Singh signaling the roadshow at Imphal on Sunday. (EM pictures)

Our correspondent

Imphal, Jun 19 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday announced a roadshow organized by the E-Rickshaw Manipur Workers’ Union from Kangla, Western Gate to Imphal.

The roadshow aims to make the city of Imphal free from hazardous emissions, particulate matter, all forms of pollutants and to mitigate climate change and global warming.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh expressed the importance of organizing such an event as mitigating climate change and global warming is the need of the hour.

Expressing the need for everyone’s involvement in environmental conservation, he added that many people in the state have started using electric vehicles to control air and noise pollution. As such, to support the use of clean vehicles, the government is trying to set up charging stations for the same at different locations in the state, he added.

Stating that Mother Nature does not need us but for our survival, he said the state government has been carrying out mass campaigns against deforestation and pollution in several rivers.

The government only evicted illegally built structures in the forest areas of the reserve and along the river. The government has no enmity with anyone, he added.

Stating that the government would provide all possible support to e-rickshaw workers and also ask banks to provide loans to those who wish to start an e-rickshaw service, he also called on the public to do their part responsibly. in a conservation environment.

Furthermore, he expressed his solidarity with the uncertainties faced by the people of Assam and Meghalaya due to widespread flooding and landslides.

Minister of Municipal Government, Housing and Urban Development of Manipur, Yumnam Khemchand, said that although the state’s economic situation has improved, young people still face unemployment problems.

Starting the electric rickshaw service would not only help control pollution but also provide jobs for a living, he said and assured that the state government would provide all possible support to the rickshaw workers. electric pushes.

Teresa H. Sadler