Tungjoy village in Senapati district, situated about 115 km from Imphal, the state capital of Manipur has constructed more than 80 bamboo huts to cater to those quarantined amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The village community has made this vital move to accommodate some of the thousands who were stranded in other states owing to the lockdown and have returned to their villages.
“For people quarantined, it would seem like a 14-day holiday surrounded by nature,” Mr Rajkumar Somio, State Coordinator, Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) said.
The village implemented this project without any financial assistance from the government, the district administration informs.
Reports indicate that thousands of people had been stranded in various parts of the country and have been returning home by buses and small vehicles.
According to Mr Somio, each hut has been fitted with a bed, separate toilet, gas table and electricity with charging socket and water supply. Additionally, essential commodities have been stocked in nearby huts.
That common people are wanting to support others during this crisis is indeed heartening. They are doing this, cutting across religious and class divides as in the case of another remote village that is distributing free vegetables to tribal communities, migrant workers and daily wagers both in their village and to others in neighbouring villages.