Manipur CM visits relief camps; assures to rebuild houses destroyed during heavy floods
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 09-Jul-2017

Imphal, July 9: As North-East has been groped under the blanket of heavy floods, Manipur, Assam has been most affected states as more than 1 lakh people are homeless and several have died. Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured to provide immediate assistance for rehabilitation of families whose dwelling houses were destroyed by floods. 

As CM visited the flood affected areas in Imphal East and parts of Thoubal district, also visited relief camps and interacted with people. Most of the families who were taking shelter at the relief camps returned home after water level receded. 

However, 15 families from Lilong area, whose houses were completely destroyed, were still at the camp. The CM assured immediate release of funds for the reconstruction of their houses. 

The government has decided to rebuild their houses under PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) scheme and the fund will be released on Tuesday, Singh said while visiting the rehabilitation camps. “Government has decided to give priority to the 15 families who were rendered homeless by the flood while releasing the funds for PMAY,” he said. 

As per government assessment report, 20.51% of the agricultural area out of the targeted area of 1,95,000 hectares of the state have been affected by the flood. The flood has so far affected 40,000 hectares of agricultural land.