Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated and handed over Temporary Shelter Homes to 400 displaced families in the Manipur crisis, at Sajiwa Jail complex, Imphal East on Wednesday.
The shelter homes were constructed under the Scheme for Providing Temporary Shelter to displaced families for 3000 shelter units.
The temporary shelter homes were being constructed at a total cost of around Rs 149 crore, of which an amount of Rs 101 crore had already been disbursed from the Prime Minister’s office.
“Rehabilitation of persons displaced due to the ongoing unrest in the state is the utmost priority of the government,” Biren said.
The prefabricated shelter homes which have been constructed near Sajiwa Jail are being handed over for the first phase, he added.
“Many innocent lives have been taking shelter at different relief camps following the unfortunate incident that occurred on May 3. For relocating these displaced people, temporary shelter homes are being constructed at different locations,” the chief minister said.
Stating prefabricated houses are being constructed to rehabilitate displaced people temporarily, Biren said, “Permanent houses would also be constructed at their original places in the meantime and a survey has begun.”
Displaced families would be given priority under the One Family One Livelihood scheme of the Government. Certain teams of government has been constituted for this, Biren said.
The state government has been putting in every effort to restore normalcy in the state and also to bring back the normal lives of affected people in all aspects, he added.
The situation in the state is coming back to normal. Security personnel have started carrying out duties at their respective places. Normalcy will return soon with the support of various civil society organisations, churches, women organisations, and other stakeholders, he said.
During the programme, benefits under different schemes including One Family One Livelihood scheme, Old Age Pension scheme, Chief Minister’s Widow Pension Scheme, LPG connection and others were distributed to beneficiaries currently taking shelter at relief camps.
The handing over programme was attended by ministers, MLAs and senior sovernment officials among others.