New Delhi: The 92-day economic blockade that had crippled Manipur was called off today after the state government signed an agreement with the agitating group, demanding a separate Kuki tribe dominated-district to be carved out of hill areas near Imphal.
The state government gave written assurance to upgrade Sadar Hills as a full fledged district.
The crisis had begun on 1 August when the United Naga Committee opposed the Kuki demand to turn Sadar Hills into a full-fledged district. UNC has decided not to lift the blockade as of now.
A meeting has been called on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the ramifications of the MoU signed between the government and SDDC.
During the last three months, the state witnessed chaos with essential commodities being in severe short supply.
An LPG cylinder costs over Rs 2,000 while petrol has touched Rs 140 rupees per litre in Manipur. Black marketing had also become rampant.
National highway 39, national highway 53 and national highway 150 continue to remain blocked reported CNN IBN.