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State yet to receive relief amount for the damage caused by Mora Cyclone from the center; CM says may receive around 100 crore in 10/15 days

Imphal, Feb 19: Chef Minister of Manipur who is also the leader of the house today said that the state government have not received any fund sought from the National Disaster Relief Fund as relief for the damage cause by the Mora Cyclone. A total of Rs. 432. 64 crore has been sought to the center by the state government but as of now state government has not received any amount from the center.
This was stated as reply to a question by MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur   during question hour today. The MLA in his supplementary question drew the attention of the leader of the house about the problems being face by the people of Manipur especially those in hill area as cultivation is more likely impossible with the damage cause by the Mora Cyclone. He urged the CM to divert some fund as relief to farmers of the Hill area as cultivation time is coming.

N. Biren Singh showing serious concern to the question said that the state government is doing all it can to solve the problem face by the victims of the Mora cyclone or any of its kind. He said the state had already utilized fund amounting to Rs. 10.40 crore as relief for the disaster affected people and for the latest information the state government has been informed about the approval of the central government for sanctioning of another 100 crore as relief fund for the disaster. N. Biren Singh further added that the government may receive the fund with 10 to 15 days and with the amount the government will provide every possible assistance to farmers and also to the victims of the natural calamities.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.

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