Imphal, July 20: 2nd session of the11th Manipur Legislative Assembly which begins today observes 2 minutes silence paying respect to the victims of floods in the state. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh who is also the leader of the house why clarifying onwhy the government finally decided to spend less time in assembly session said that the state is in serious crisis due to the recent flood in the aftermath of the Cyclone Mora. Since Cyclone Mora reached the reason heavy rains continues in the last couple of weeks flooding almost every part of the state and creating landslide at hill areas. Leader of the house N. Biren Singh said that 19 people have been died in the nature’s fury . A total of 268 villages were effected and as many as 20,000 houses have been inundated by the flood water, Biren said. He added that state government had so far spent around Rs. 4.70 crore to face the natural disaster.And added that the district administration had open up 97 relief camp and various places affected by the flood and have been conducting medical camp to prevent any outbreak of communicable diseases. Still many villages are water logged and the government is working out all it can to help those effected. The Chief Minister further added that the state government had requested the center for financial assistance of Rs 213 crore for the natural calamities relief.
House observes 2 minutes silence paying homage to flood victims; 19 died in the recent natural calamity- CM