Committee formed to tackle flood woes

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CM Instructs DCs to Inspect Flood Affected Areas & Submit Report
IMPHAL: Taking serious note of inundation of various parts of the state, the valley districts in particular, following incessant rainfall, the state cabinet on Friday decided to constitute an action committee to deal with the problems of flood in Manipur with IFC minister Letpao Haokip as its chairman. The cabinet meeting, which was presided over by chief minister N
Biren, also appointed chief secretary O Nabakishore as convener of the action committee while heads of departments of IFCD, PHED, PWD, CAF&PD, MI and health; secretary of
disaster management; and all DCs will be the members. The Committee will monitor the flood situation and take actions for relief of the affected people. During the cabinet meeting, Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Letpao Haokip placed the flood reports including
level of rainfall during the last 24 hours, water level of major rivers and position of barrages and regulators.

The main flood control room with telephone numbers- 2451550 and 2450195 has also been opened at Khoyathong office of IFCD to receive complaints from the public. The reports also highlighted immediate measures for pumping out water from inundated areas, cleaning
of drains and strengthening of river banks, which are being carried out by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department.

The Chief Minister, during the cabinet meeting, while instructing the Deputy Commissioners of all districts to visit the flood affected areas and to submit a report on Friday, also asked
the district administrators to find out the most affected areas for setting up relief camps.
The meeting also discussed to provide safe drinking water and other relief materials to the affected people. The Chief Minister made it clear to all those who were present during the
meeting that precautionary measures should be taken up at all time for the welfare of the people.

Source: The People’s Chronicle

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