Economic blockade plus demonetisation, multiple woes of Manipur

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Imphal, Nov 25: There is nothing new about economic blockades imposed in Manipur, several times a year, by various political and rebel groups every year.

During these economic blockades, the vehicular movements in the two National Highways-NH-2 and NH-202--connecting the state with the rest of the country--come to a standstill.


As there is no movement of vehicles on the highways, supply of essential commodities and fuel get hit the most.

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Automatically, shortage of supply of goods results in exponential rise in prices of everything.

However, this November, the situation in Manipur has turned frightening as the residents of the state are fighting two crises.

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First is the indefinite blockade being enforced by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1 and second is the demonetisation of high-value currency notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8.

Now, Manipur is not only facing severe currency crisis, like the rest of the country, but at the same time people are struggling to get hold of basic things like milk and biscuits.

Watch this video to understand the situation properly:

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