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Information commission to be set up soon: CM

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Imphal, Feb 24 (UNI) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today informed the state Assembly that Right to Information Commission will be set up soon.

Mr Singh said the government was committed to enforcing the Right to Information Act in the state.

He was replying to a question raised by Dr Nimaichand Luwang during the question hour.

The Chief Minister, while replying to a call attention motion by I Hemochandra, said work to broaden the national highway according to set specifications was on.

He said the government would look into the grievances of those displaced during the process.

I Hemochandra said the compensation paid to the displaced people was Rs 98 per sq ft while the market value was Rs 1500 per sq ft.

He appealed to the government to increase the compensation amount.

Mr Singh informed that about Rs 8 crore would be paid as compensation for the land and buildings along the national highway at Singjamei, Imphal.

Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said for the death of any civilian in encounter or firing by security personnel, Rs 1 lakh was given as ex-gratia and the Union Home Ministry had been urged to increase the amount.

About 105 people were given ex-gratia in 2005 in insurgency related killings, he further informed.

Social Welfare Minister W Leima will also introduce the Manipur State Commission for Women Bill, 2006, today.

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