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Manipur cabinet discusses flood situation in the state:Various measures to be taken up for relief of affected people

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Imphal, March 31: Manipur Cabinet today discussed the flood situation in the State following the incessant rain in recent past and decided to constitute an action committee to deal with the problem of flood in Manipur. The cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh at the Conference Hall of the Chief Minister’s office here.
The Irrigation and Flood Control Minister shall be the Chairman of the Committee and the Chief Secretary shall be the convenor. Heads of Departments of IFCD, PHED, PWD, CAF & PD, Minor Irrigation, Health, Secretary of Disaster Management and all Deputy Commissioners shall be the members. The Committee will monitor the flood situation and take actions for relief of the affected people.
The Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Letpao Haokip placed the flood report like level of rainfall during the last 24 hours in milimetre, water level of major rivers in metres and position of barrages and regulators. The main flood control room with telephone numbers- 2451550 and 2450195 was opened at Khoyathong to receive the complaints from the public.
An immediate measure of pumping out water from innundated area,  cleaning of drainage and  strengthening of river banks are being done by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department.
The Chief Minister instructed the Deputy commissioners to visit the flood affected areas and to submit a report today. He also asked to find out the most affected areas  for setting up relief camps. The meeting discussed to provide safe drinking water  and relief materials to the affected people. The Chief Minister expressed that precautionary measures  should be taken up all the time for the welfare of the people.

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