Centre reviews Manipur flood situation

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday visited the flood-affected areas of Manipur and reviewed the situation.

During their visit, they had telephonic conversation with Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh over the flood situation and assured him that the Centre would provide full support to the state.

The central government team along with local ministers, MLAs and state government officials carried out an aerial survey of the worst-hit village Joumol in Chandel district where a massive landslide took place on August 1, a home ministry release said.

The ministers also conducted aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Thoubal district and nearby areas, it stated. According to reports, 75 percent population in Thoubal district has been hit.

“They also held a meeting with the top state government officials and interacted with the local media. The chief secretary submitted the preliminary damage report.

“During the meeting, both the ministers conveyed condolences on behalf of the Prime Minister for the bereaved families, who had lost their family members. They also conveyed the prime minister’s sympathies to those who had suffered economic loss due to flood,” it added.

Besides, the ministers interacted with the team of the National Disaster Response Force, which carried out the search and rescue operations, in Imphal.

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