Imphal, July 16: As North East states have been affected severely due to massive floods. Taking this situation consideration, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh made an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Manipur on Saturday.
The team took off from Kangla helipad at around 9:30 am and surveyed the flood affected areas for over one hour. CM Biren Singh was accompanied by Works Minister Th. Biswajit, Chief Secretary R.R. Rashmi and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr. J. Suresh Babu.
The Central Government team, who came 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 sidelines of ‘Meeyamgi Numit’, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that heavy rainfall and flood have severely affected the State and many areas are still submerged under flood water. He said that a Central team is presently in the State to gather a first-hand account of the losses created by the calamity.
The Chief Minister 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, CM Biren said that the Government would build houses for those whose houses had been damaged by the recent flood.