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Village Lamphoupasna is habited by Anal tribe in Chandel district which is 5km from Chandel head quarter. There are 106 houses. The village is situated near the bank of Chakpi river which originates from Laimaton hills and passes through Chakpikarong sub-division. Apart from Chakpi river there are two important streams that provide lifeline water source in the village- Shungtha dukong and Mali du. The village is remarkable for its natural resources The village is endorsed with varieties of natural resources like pine and oak tree, fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. During spring season varieties of orchids can be found in the forest of the village.

Lamphoupasna  village is one among Anal tribe considered to be the biggest village located in Chandel Sub Division of Chandel district, It has the population of 610 of which 298 are males while 312 are females as per Population Census 2011. 
The population of children age 0-6 is 91 of which 48 are male and female is 43 which makes up 14.91 % of total population of village. The total number of literate persons in the village is 447. In 2011, literacy rate of Lamphoupasna village is 73.27 % compared to 79.21 % of Manipur. The Male literacy stands at 51.67% while female literacy rate was 48.32 %. 

As per the constitution of India and Panchayati Raj Act, Lamphoupasna village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected by the villagers as the representative.

Education Facilities

The village has one lower primary grand in-aid school. For decades most of the children used to walk on foot to the main town for higher education. Recently one private school was set up in 2014 by the Catholic schools to impart education to the children.

Health Sector

The village is 3km from district hospital. Seasonal sickness like fever, common cold, dysentery, diarrhoea and malaria is common in the village. As for senior citizen due to lack of balance diets it lead to many sicknesses like BP low, body ache, joint problems etc. Diabetes is becoming common sickness these days.

Caste Factor

The Schedule tribe population in this village is 608 of which male is 297 and 311 female. Schedule Tribe (ST) constitutes 99.67 % of total population in this village.

Work Profile

The total workers population in this village is 294, male is 138 and female accounts 156. In this village the working women number is higher than men folk. 53.06 % of workers describe their work as Main Workers population (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 45.23 % were marginal cultivators population. Of 54.08% workers engaged as marginal workers population, 53.40%  were marginal workers  (owner or co-owner 3-6 months) while 45.23% were marginal cultivator labourers (3-6 months).


Medicinal Plant

·   Wild ginger use in purifying blood helps in digestion, fever and cough.

·   Wiregrass is found in abundant in the villages is used for dysentery, bladder and kidney stones, sprains, dislocation of bones.

·   Arrowroot use as soothing sedative.

·   Cocklebur is a shrubby weed found in nook and corner of the village use as cancer and enlargement of the thyroid gland also for malaria and sedative.

 

·   Oyster plant is used for nasal bleeding and anti-inflammatory.

 

Vulnerability to the climate change

The occurrence of the Malaria among the villagers is climate sensitive because of the carrier mosquito largely linked to surface temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity. Recently in April month due to windstorm occurrence in the village some of the houses were blow out by the storm in Lamphoupasna village.

The village is also facing water scarcity problem during dry season. The main source of stream i.e. Shungtha dukong used to dried up as a result the villagers has to fetch water either from Chakpi river or made lagoon from shungtha dukong.

 

The main sources of livelihood income of the villages depend on agriculture. The villages practice both shifting cultivation and permanent cultivation. Around 70% of the people practice shifting cultivation. The rich flora and fauna of the village forest might be at risk under the long term of shifting cultivation. Gradually leads to variability of the climate on deforestation and also due to natural anthropogenic pressure.

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