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Jobs for all not possible, start-up schemes will benefit all: Manipur CM

He said the ‘War on Drugs’ is a campaign towards making a ‘Nishamukt Bharat.’

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Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday said the government cannot provide government jobs to everyone, but there are schemes like the Manipur Start-Up that can help the people.

He was speaking during a flag-in ceremony for the Organic Farming Educational Tour at IGAR South, Mantripukhri.

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The team, comprising 20 youths from the Sajik Tampak area, was flagged off on February 4 to Sikkim from Kakching for skill training.

He congratulated the Assam Rifles for taking up such a meaningful and effective measure to counter poppy plantations and illegal drugs in the state.

Further acknowledging the contribution of the Assam Rifles, mainly in counter-insurgency operations and guarding the border, the Chief Minister also said that he is aware of the difficulties faced by the Assam Rifles in dealing with the insurgents and difficult terrain.

The CM said that he is very thankful that the force has joined hands in the ‘War on Drugs’ campaign and is countering illegal drugs. With the help of the Assam Rifles, we are able to nab many smugglers with huge quantities of illegal drugs, and the Assam Rifles are also involved in the destruction of poppy plantations in the hill areas.

He said the ‘War on Drugs’ is a campaign towards making a ‘Nishamukt Bharat.’

The chief minister also explained rehabilitation or alternative plantations for poppy plantations, which could be beneficial for the villagers.

Major General Rajan Sherawat, IGAR (South), and other officers of the Assam Rifles, as well as villagers from Sajik Tampak and nearby areas, also attended the function.

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