Imphal, June 14,
Following incessant rains in Manipur over the last few days and subsequent major beaches on the banks of Imphal Turel, request from DC Thoubal for relief and rescue was received by Assam Rifles on 13 Jun 2018. The flood relief column of Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) acted immediately on the requisition and saved precious life and property in the areas of Irong, Maibam and Uchiwa Nashtau villagers near Mayang Imphal. The columns provided relief in terms of repair of embankment, shelter, water and ration supply. The columns also acted and retrieved household items evacuated villagers including children elders and women. The relief work was also assisted by the engineer relief column of 52 Engineer Regiment.
Phundrei Battalion Assam Rifles provided assistance in rescuing a truck which had fell into a nalah due to sliding of embankment near Thoubal Keithel. Mantripukhri Battalion Assam Rifles provided assistance to villagers of Achanbagai, Mongjam where the river embankment was washed off due to rain and water entered the village. The villagers were provided with relief material including first aid kit, tents and sand bags and also provided assistance in construction of temporary embankment.
Keithelmanbi Battalion Assam Rifles provided assistance and rescued people at Kiyamgei and Singjamei. This humanitarian act of Assam Rifles in saving life and property has been appreciated by locals and civil administration.