Flood continues to affect life in Manipur

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Imphal, Sep 12: Flood situation in Manipur remained grim as the rivers at Imphal, Iril and Nambul were flowing above the red mark following incessant rains for the past ten days.

Official sources here today said about 55,000 families of Thoubal, Imphal East, Imphal West and Bishenpur districts have been marooned by the recent floods.

About 50 camps have been set up by various organisations to provide relief materials to the pepole of flood devastated areas.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said about 5,460 quintals of rice had already been released.

The government had also released a huge amount of relief supplies including dal, iodised salt, edible oil, bleaching powder, alum and lime. Rice and sugar are also ready to be despatched to these flood affected areas.

The chief minister had also sanctioned Rs 45 lakh for those affected, excluding the Rs one lakh that is being released to each of the families of deceased.

The Assam Rifles troops also provided other relief material in terms of rations and other basic amenities to the needy persons.

As a part of Military civic action programme, troops of 22 MARATHA LI came to the rescue off flood victims.

Imphal river was flowing above the danger mark level and water was overflowing the river embankments at a few places. At Cherai here about 50 houses were affected. The army had put thousands of sand bags in the area to check water overflowing in the village, AR PRO said.


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