IMPHAL: Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) mitigates the problem of drinking water to nearby villages during COVID-19 lockdown on 18th Apr 2020.
It is to note that Moreh shares a porous border with Tamu town of Myanmar and both the towns are dependent on each other for essential items like water, ration and vegetables due to remote location. The border has been sealed completely to prevent any cross border movement to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The border villages are continuously facing shortage of water, rations and other essential commodities, IGAR(S) informed in a press note.
Troops of Assam Rifles from Company Operating Base T – Minou distributed water on humanitarian ground to villages namely TV Gamnomphai, Haolenphai, H Minnom and Adullam Rehabilitation Centre. Prior to this also Assam Rifles battalions had been supporting the locals by providing rations, water and other essentials to the Children Home, De-addiction Centre, Ex-servicemen and other economically weaker hand to mouth population.
The villagers and village chief expressed heartfelt gratitude to ever service ready force for meeting the requirement of water during lockdown.