Relief, rescue works continue even as flood recedes
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 22: With flood water slowly receding and the sky showing its azure in all its glory once more, people's attention have been concentrated on rescue and relief works.

Apart from the flood relief measures taken up by the State Government, many voluntary organizations, youth clubs and associations have joined the rescue work contributing their mite in rehabilitating the victims of one of the worst flood in recent time.

Thanks giving notes appreciating the good work are pouring in, yet whimpers of discontentment are also audible amid all these.

The chairperson of Lilong Nagar Panchayat, Md Tajuddin has extended gratitude to Minister Dr Maniruddin for concern towards the flood affected people of Lilong.

The Minister toured the areas to take stock of the situation and even spend money from his own pocket to help the victims, he said.

The all Manipur Muslim Youth and Students' Organization, Lilong has thanked MoS Power, Md Allaudin for providing essential food items to the flood affected people of Thoubal and Imphal East areas.

Minister of Vety and Animal Husbandry Y Mani too has been thanked by the villagers of Oinam Sawombung for his assistance.

On the other hand, EE Laishram Nandakumar, AE Md Samad and SO Ningthoujam Raju of Department of Public Health Engineering have been lauded for their help in supplying potable water and chemicals for treatment of water to the people Thoubal district.

The Relief and Development Association, Kshetrigao reportedly distributed 50 rice bags and 500 litres of kerosene to the flood affected people of Porompat, Kongba, Nashikhong, Keikhu Muslim, Khergao and Sabal Leikai.

Atheletic Sports Association, Singjamei Kongba road; Phoijing Chingning Juvenile Club, Nambol, Heibongpokpi Youth Club, Chaokhat Thourang Kangiup, Sega road and JAC of Sekmaijin to Khordak Ichil today distributed rice, dal, salt and other relief materials to the flood victims.

The Deptt of Disaster Mitigation, Ecology and Environment, Sustainable Development, Information Technology Centre of P-tech Course and Permanent Contact course of MBBS/BDS/PMT of Human Resource Development and Research Institute, MU had jointly provided relief materials to the flood affected people of Lilong on August 20, said press release today.

The Ethno Heritage Council, Poana bazar too had provided two trucks for carrying rice and other essential food items from the godown of PCS to flooded areas of Thoubal Athokpam, Moijing and Khangabok on August 16, a release said.

Amidst overwhelming reports of relief camps and rescue, some sections have expressed dissatisfaction to the lackadaisical attitude of the Government in dealing with the calamity and demanded immediate attention towards the plight of flood affected people.

Students' Federation of India, Lilong unit complained that authority has not paid any attention to the flood affected people of Lilong Haoreibi where large tracts of land both cultivable and dwelling have been inundated.

Informing around 1000 paris of paddy field at Thongrangbi Laukol are lying still under water, Chanam Sandrok Gamma Ray Club has appealed to the authority concerned to relief taxes of the farmers.

Attention has been drawn towards Irong Chesaba, Waithou and Maibam Konjil where the people are still reeling under flood.

On the other hand, in a unique show of solidarity, the North Imphal United Clubs and Meira Paibis Organization yesterday launched a fund drive for the flood victims and collected Rs 19,997 in cash and other relief materials from 116 persons, said a release.