CS briefs Governor on prevailing situation in State
CS briefs Governor on prevailing situation in State

TMB Report
Imphal: Dr. Vineet Joshi, Chief Secretary and T. Ranjit Singh, Commissioner (Home) met Governor Anusuiya Uikey and apprised her of the prevailing situation in the State and the various initiative taken up by the State Government for relief and rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The Chief Secretary informed that a virtual meeting was held twice with the committee set up by the Supreme Court and soon the expert team will visit the state to look into relief and rehabilitation of the displaced people.

Regarding relief materials distribution, the CS said that all efforts are put in by the state machinery to ensure all the relief items are received by all the inmates and in some cases, relief materials are being transported through different routes or by helicopter.

The District Commissioners (DCs) have been instructed to monitor the price of the essential commodities especially from the private traders by involving local CSOs and civil supply officers concerned, he asserted. Regarding inability of payment of private school fees by some families, the CS informed that the State will bear the fees of those displaced students.

The Governor asked the CS for identification of those relief camps facing acute shortages of essential supplies and to constitute monitoring committee to look into such matter. She also suggested for setting up helpline number for addressing the grievances and concerns of the inmates directly.

The Governor while taking stock of the pre-fabricated houses set up at different places, instructed for completion of the set-ups at the earliest as it will ease some of the problems faced by the IDPs. The Governor further highlighted the importance of providing nutritious foods for the pregnant, lactating mothers and children in relief camps.

Highlighting the continuous efforts extended through the Governor’s Secretariat, the Governor said that she will further extend maximum assistance for the IDPs.

MLA of Khundrakpam AC, Thokchom Lokeshwar along with seven others also called on the Governor in the evening and submitted a memorandum with a proposal for setting up of pre-fabricated houses in Dolaithabi Bazar for Internally Displaced Persons of Ikou Village, Dolaithabi, Litanpokpi and Sadu Yengkhuman.

The Governor assured possible assistance from her end and handed over four rice bags and one oil box to them during their visit today. The villagers of Ikou and Litanpokpi expressed their gratitude to the Governor for her continuous help for them.

Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Manipur Narendra Ningom along with two others also called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan and informed that essential items such as mosquito nets, kitchen sets, blankets and hygiene kits have already been received from the Indian Red Cross Society, New Delhi which is to be further distributed to different relief camps in Manipur.

The team also informed the Governor that there are enough stocks of tarpaulin sheets that can be distributed to inmates in relief camps as per requirement.

The Governor advised the team and chalked out a plan for distribution of the relief materials and urged for evenly distribution to all the affected people staying in various relief camps in valley as well as hill districts.

The Governor said that her office will facilitate the transportation of relief materials if need arises. She further informed that she will soon visit the recently inaugurated pre-fabricated homes in Imphal East for distribution of the said relief items.