NB Singh attends to 800 flood victims’ complaints
Imphal, July 15 (EMN): Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh accompanied by Works Minister Th Biswajit, Chief Secretary RR Rashmi and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr J Suresh Babu on Saturday made an aerial survey of flood affected areas of the state. The team took off from Kangla helipad at around 9.30 am and surveyed the flood affected areas for over one hour.
The Central Government team, who has come to the state to take stock of the present situation arising out of the recent spates of heavy rainfall and subsequent flood, also undertook an aerial survey along with the top officials of the State Government.
While speaking on the sideline of ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ (People’s Day), Chief Minister N Biren Singh said heavy rainfall and flood have severely affected the state and many areas are still submerged under flood water. Chief Minster attended to as many as about 800 complaints personally and met nearly 3000 people during the day’s People’s Day.
He said that a Central team is presently in the state to gather a first-hand account of the losses created by the calamity. Biren further said that the State Government had not only announced the present situation as a ‘State calamity’ but also requested the Central Government to declare it as a ‘calamity of severe nature’.
Expressing hope that the Central Government would also provide all possible help to tackle the situation and rehabilitate the affected people, chief minister said that the Government would build houses for those whose houses had been damaged by the recent flood.
Manipur had been suffering from flood and landslide following incessant rain in the state since Cyclone Mora hit the state on May 29 this year affecting more than 40,000 hectares of agriculture land and more than one lakh population.