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Manipur to airlift life-saving drugs from Guwahati

After requesting Mizoram to help in transport of essential supplies to the state because of blockades by Naga students, the Manipur government on Saturday said that life-saving drugs would be air-lifted from Guwahati.



Imphal: After requesting Mizoram to help in
transport of essential supplies through its territory to the
state because of blockades by Naga students on two vital
highways since April 16, the Manipur government on Saturday said
that life-saving drugs would be air-lifted from Guwahati.
In view of the acute shortage of life-saving drugs in the
state, these would be airlifted from Guwahati on May 17,
official sources said.

The sources said that drivers of over 130 trucks laden
with essential supplies and cooking gas stranded at Jiribam on
the Assam-Manipur border and Silchar in Assam had refused to
make a detour saying the road from Mizoram`s border to
Manipur`s Churachandpur district was in extremely poor
condition.
Shortage of essential supplies have led to their
spiralling prices.

The indefinite economic blockade, launched by All Naga
Students` Association Manipur (ANSAM) was to protest the
government`s plan to hold autonomous district council
elections.

PTI

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