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Mizzima: Manipur to import rice fro

Manipur to import rice from Burma

Imphal, May 9, 2000
Mizzima News Group

Officials from the Union Home Ministry conveyed the decision of Central
Government to allow Manipur State to purchase 1,000 quintals of rice
from Burma at a meeting with representatives of the state government in
New Delhi on May 6.

This was mentioned in Imphal free Press a daily newspaper published on
May 7 further said the state government brought up the matter in the
meeting since it was apprehended that there might be a rice shortage in
Manipur with the coming of the monsoon.

The Finance Minister said that after meeting the state's requirements,
the surplus imported rice would be exported to other states. He also
added that Manipur would continue to get its normal quota of rice from
the Central Government. In this regard, a government office would be set
up at Moreh border town to monitor the import of the rice, and a
weighing machine would be installed.