Vast tract of land under water, relief camps opened
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 16: Even though rainfall has ceased to some extend sporadic fall still continues to lash both hill and valley areas with several hectares of cultivable lands submerged under water causing fear of loss of productivity.

The recent flood has not only put agriculture and pisciculture farmers in a perilous position but caused traffic disruptions, power failure and destruction of houses besides washing away of river banks and roadways and snapping of electric wires and fall of posts.

According to respective press releases, areas still laying under flood waters are Malom Tulihal and Tuliyaima, Khabam Bamdiar, Khajiri Maning Leikai, Wapokpi under Bishnupur district, Kshetri Bengoon Awang Leikai, Pourabi Patlou, Ikop Loukol, villages in and around Khurkhul, Kakching Irengband, Mairenbam, Hawairou, Sora, Sekmaijin, Tekcham, Patpal, and Langthabal of Thoubal district, Poila Loukol, Lep Loukol, Chi-ngang Loukol and Langthabal Mantrikhong Oinam Leikai Loukol under Langthabal assembly constitutency, Tangkham, Lei-tambi Loukol of Kshetrigao and Keikhu Kabui Khul and Okshu Youth Social Welfare Club of Imphal East and Chajing Loukol.

Manipur Minority Development Corporation Limited appealed for neccesary financial and relief materials to the affected families.

All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU), Imphal East district committee citing hardships of people due to flood demanded immediate attention of authorities concerned for provision of drinking water and related relief materials for the affected people.

All India Students' Federation, Bishnupur district council flayed the so-called people's representative of the district for remaining silent even after flood situation has turned grim in the whole district.

Lamding Educated Welfare Association drawing attention of Minister and department officials concerned appealed for relief measures for people living under harsh conditions due to low food stock following inundation of residential and cultivable lands.

People of Kasom Khullen in Ukhrul district are facing similar problems following landslides at several places in the subdivision and non-plying of vehicles leading to acute shortage of food and medical supplies demanding intervention of Government authorities.

Meanwhile relief measures have been taken up by distributing rice and other essential commodities donated by councillors, general public and local representatives at Keisamthong, Sagolband and Thongju assembly constituencies.

In Yairipok and Tentha areas relief camps for the affected families have been set up by local youth and meira paibi organizations with donations from the people.

Juvenile Learners' Club, Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai flayed authority concerned for not initiating necessary preventive and relief measures even after residential areas have lying under flood waters for the last many days.