Manipur government declares flood situation a 'State Calamity'

Jul 4, 2017 10:15 IST

An emergency review meeting held on 3 July 2017 to assess the flood situation in Manipur decided to declare the present disaster as a ‘State Calamity.’

The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, was held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. It was attended by Irrigation & Flood Control Department (IFCD) Minister Letpao Haokip, Education Minister Th. Radheshyam, Chief Secretary O. Nabakishore, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Commissioners, DCs and Directors of different Departments.

 Manipur Floods declared a state calamity

The meeting was called due to the worsening of the flood situation in many localities of the state. The decision was brought upon after thoroughly reviewing the reports presented by the concerned officials and DCs.

Besides this, Biren Singh also informed at the meeting that he has requested the Central Government to declare Manipur’s flood situation as a calamity of ‘severe nature’.

 Manipur Floods declared a state calamity

Emergency Measures Undertaken by the State

• A 24×7 State Disaster Control Room with telephone number 0385-2443441 has been opened with immediate effect to attend to distress calls from the public and to co-ordinate with the DCs and concerned state departments.

• The state’s existing Flood Control Room of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD) having telephone number 0385-2451550 will also be attending to similar needs.

• The state has also opened District Disaster Control Rooms that would function round the clock.

• Manipur CM has also directed the concerned officials to open at least two medical camps in all the flood affected districts.

• Biren Singh has also asked officials of IFCD to make necessary arrangements to immediately rush flood fighting materials to the affected areas.

• Singh has also directed the DCs to provide relief materials to the affected people.

• He has also instructed the Veterinary Department to step up measures to give necessary care to cattle and other domestic animals in the flood affected areas.

• The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) officials have also been asked to distribute drinking water in the affected areas.

• Directorate of Health Services and Directorate of AYUSH have also appointed two Nodal Officers each to attend to calls from flood affected people regarding health/medical related matters.

Emergency Numbers

Directorate of Health Services: 9862284898, 9436206298

Directorate of AYUSH: 9862003144, 9436894604.

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