Biren asks Rajnath for flood assistance

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 17, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said he had talked on phone with Union home minister Rajnath Singh and briefed about the current flood situation in the state and asked the home minister to extend immediate flood assistance for the flood victims of the state.

The chief minister said this to reporters when he visited Maiba Khul and Mongjam village of Imphal East district and met the flood victims of the area.

He also inspected the Flood Relief Camps which are being opened at Maiba Khul Primary School and Mongjam Mamang Leikai.

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“We can’t wait for the Flood Relief Fund to get the assistance as the flood assistance process may take some time. The state government has asked for immediate financial assistance for rebuilding the houses of the flood affected people, repair and reconstruction of roads etc. immediately, said Biren.

The Union home minister has already directed the home secretary to provide immediate help for the flood affected people of the state. Mentioning that he couldn’t attend the NITI Aayog meeting due to the current flash flood in the state, however the flood situation of the state would be discussed in the said meeting, he added.

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He said around 22 houses have been inundated and 120 people have been displaced due to the flood in the Maiba Khul and Mongjam village. The district administration has taken up various measures to help the flood victims in the area. Medical teams are being sent to the flood affected areas. Portable toilets would be constructed in Maiba Khul and Mongjam village, he added.

The government is trying its best to control the situation and extend every possible help to the flood victims, said the chief minister.

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He thanked minister Karam Shyam, MLA Susindro Meitei, Army personnel, newly recruited police personnel for their relentless effort and dedication in repairing of breached river embankments. He appealed the people of the state to take precautionary measures from the post flood diseases.

The All Manipur Government Aided College Teachers’ Association on Sunday donated Rs 1,00,000 towards the CM Relief Fund to help people who were severely affected by the recent flood. The chief minister expressed his gratitude to the teachers for their generosity to help the flood affected people of the state.

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