State opens flood control room

With the occurrence of flood and rising water level in the major rivers in Imphal after incessant two days rainfall in Manipur a state cabinet meeting was held today following which an action committee was constituted and immediately opened a flood control room at Khoyathong in Imphal West district.

The main flood control room opened provided telephone numbers- 2451550 and 2450195 to receive the complaints from the public. An immediate measure of pumping out water from inundated area, cleaning of drainage and strengthening of river banks were initiated by the irrigation and flood control department.

Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh instructed the deputy commissioners to visit the flood affected areas and to submit a report today. He gave instructions to quickly find out the most affected areas for setting up relief camps. The meeting discussed to provide safe drinking water and relief materials to the affected people. The Chief Minister expressed that precautionary measures should be taken up all the time for the welfare of the people.

The cabinet decision appointed the irrigation and flood control minister as the chairman of the Committee and the Chief Secretary as the convenor. Heads of Departments of IFCD, PHED, PWD, CAF & PD, minor irrigation, health, secretary of disaster management and all deputy commissioners shall be the members. The action committee will monitor the flood situation and take actions for relief of the affected people.

The IFCD minister Letpao Haokip placed the flood report like level of rainfall during the last 24 hours, water level of major rivers and position of barrages and regulators in the cabinet meeting.

The rainfall may continue for another six to seven days predicts a weather forecast.

People at numbers of localities in Imphal East and Imphal West are facing the disaster of flood. Porompat, Nongmeibung, Kakwa, Nganappithong, Canchipur, Sinjjamei, Keishampat, Sagolband, Uripok and Lamphel are among those affected by the flood.

Many residents had to shift their shelter at safer places.

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