Imphal: Dr. Vineet Joshi, chief secretary, Manipur and T. Ranjit Singh, commissioner (Home) met governor Anusuiya to apprise her of the prevailing situation in the state and the various initiative taken up by the state government for relief and rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The chief secretary informed that virtual meetings were held twice with the committee set up by the Supreme Court and soon the expert team will visit the state to look into relief and rehabilitation of the displaced people.
Regarding relief materials distribution, he said that all efforts are put in by the state machinery to ensure all the relief items are received by all the inmates and in some cases, relief materials are being transported through different routes or by helicopter. The district commissioners are instructed to monitor the price of the essential commodities especially from the private traders by involving local CSOs and civil supply officers concerned, he added.
Regarding inability of payment of private school fees by some families, the chief secretary informed that the state will bear the fees of those displaced students.
The governor asked the chief secretary for identification of those relief camps facing acute shortages of essential supplies and to constitute monitoring committee to look into such matter. She also suggested for setting up helpline number for addressing the grievances and concerns of the inmates directly.
The governor taking stocks of the pre-fabricated houses set up at different places, instructed for completion of the set-ups at the earliest as it will ease some of the problems faced by the IDPs. She highlighted on the importance of providing nutritious foods for the pregnant, lactating mothers and children in relief camps. Highlighting the continuous efforts extended through Governor’s Secretariat, Anusuiya said she will further extend maximum assistance for the IDPs.