IMPHAL, June 29: Nearly 150 houses and 3000 hectares of paddy fields and fish farms at Nambol Kongkham have been flooded due to overflowing of the Nambol River.
The flood affected people have taken shelter in relief camps opened by local volunteers. The relief committee of Kongkham today distributed rice to the flood affected families at Kongkham Loyalakpa Laibung community hall.
Eight kilograms of rice were given to the worst affected families while four kilograms of rice were distributed free of cost amongst the flood affected families.
Speaking at the sideline of the distribution of relief materials, the secretary of the relief committee, Toijam Nando decried the apathy of the local MLA. He said that some local volunteers have formed a committee and with their own contributions some quantity of rice has been procured for distribution to the flood victims.
There could have been no flood if the concerned MLA has taken the needful action of strengthening the embankments and cleaning the canals before the arrival of the monsoon. Even after such adversities the local MLA has remained blindfolded to the woes and sufferings of the people of Nambol Kongkham, he added.