Imphal, June 27:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today launched the ‘Onetime financial assistance for clothing & personnel belonging to those living in relief camps’ by distributing the financial assistance of Rs. 1,000 to those persons taking shelter at Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak, Imphal East.
The distribution programme was also attended by Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLA of Wangoi AC Khuraijam Loken, Chairman, Loktak Development Authority M. Asnikumar, Chairman, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board K. Saratkumar, Chief Secretary Dr. Vineet Joshi and other senior Government officials among others.
Delivering a short speech on the occasion, N. Biren Singh expressed sadness on the sudden occurrence of unfortunate incidents in the State, from 3rd May, 2023, which had made many people flee their respective homes. He maintained that the Government had been taking all possible steps to provide shelters and temporary housing facilities to the displaced people.
Informing that temporary housing facilities are being constructed at different suitable places for relocating displaced people, he added that they would stay at the temporary housing facilities till the law-and-order situation improved and they could return to their earlier respective homes.
The Chief Minister appreciated civil society organizations, women and government officials of the State for remaining alert and preventing occurrence of many untoward incidents, thereby saving lives of people.
Regarding the financial assistance provided today, he informed that the Government, after considering the hardship faced by displaced people, had taken the decision to provide Rs. 1000 to each person taking shelters at relief camps as one-time financial assistance. The financial assistance will be provided through the respective Deputy Commissioners of different districts.
N. Biren further informed the Government had been putting in every effort to restore peace and normalcy in the State by using its various machineries, adding that security forces had been deployed for guarding places at periphery areas and the people. He urged the public to not believe in rumours and also to stay calm. He also expressed appreciation to the women of the State for their support in bringing the State towards normalcy.
Later, N. Biren also visited the 86 Battalion CRPF at Lamphelpat and handed over the one-time financial assistance to those people taking shelter there. The Chief Minister also interacted with the people and further consoled them that normalcy would soon return in the State.