Manipur CM inaugurates 400 houses to shelter displaced persons 23rd Aug 2023
Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh handed over 400 temporary shelter homes for displaced families on Wednesday at Sajiwa Jail Complex, Imphal East.The Chief Minister said the shelter homes were constructed to enable displaced persons from relief camps to the shelter homes.
Biren Singh said the government is working hard to resolve the crisis in Manipur. Serious discussions were held in the State Cabinet to help the displaced persons.
The prefabricated houses were constructed in the first phase, he added.
The violence started after a court directive on May 3 in Churachandpur district. The Chief Minister said the reason behind starting the violence was hasty as the government had yet to give a response to the court directive.
The Almighty surely punished those responsible for causing such hardship to the people, he added. He revealed that he himself could not know the reason why some people went to extremes.
The first task of the government is to rehabilitate the affected people in the entire state, he added, by constructing houses in eight places.
At two places in Kangpokpi district, about 700 houses will be constructed, while in Churachandpur district, another 800 houses will also be constructed.
More houses will be built at Kwakta, Kakching, Bishenpur, Sawombung, and Yaithibi Loukon.
N. Biren further informed that the temporary shelter homes are being constructed at a total cost of around Rs 149 crore, of which an amount of Rs 101 crore had already been disbursed from the Prime Minister’s Office through the Union Home Minister. Stating that prefabricated houses are being constructed to rehabilitate displaced people temporarily, he informed them that permanent houses would also be constructed at their original places in the meantime, and a survey has been started for the same.
He said the situation in the state is coming back to normal. He informed that the security personnel deployed had started carrying out duties at their respective places.
He expressed hopefulness that normalcy will return soon and gave credit for this, to the support of various civil society organisations, churches, women's organisations, and other stakeholders.
The Chief Minister said that displaced families would be given priority under the One Family, One Livelihood scheme of the government and added that certain teams of government officials had been constituted for the same.
He said the state is processing as shown by the report of NASA's Socio-economic Data and Applications Centre (SEDAC), which showed the rise of the living standard in Manipur.