Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey has said that the government is trying its best to end the crisis in the state and established a peace and harmonious social order.
The Governor was speaking at the launching function of Livelihoods Development Program for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) held on Saturday at Hotel Imphal. The programme was organized by MaolKeki Foundation - a philanthropic organization working towards bringing development in Manipur, the Raj Bhavan said in a release.
Speaking as chief guest, the Governor said that with the contribution and support of all stakeholders, the crisis can be solved amicably. She said, the government is trying to disburse compensation to the families who have lost their homes and belongings and assessment will be conducted for damaged properties and compensation will be given.
The state has gone through difficult times due to the crisis and there is the need to reflect on how people from different communities came together to help each other in this time of crisis, the governor said. Appreciating the efforts put forward by Maolkeki Foundation, the Governor continued that the foundation is working to provide relief materials like educational materials, nutritional supplements, clothes to the children.
The Foundation’s efforts to make the displaced people economically self-reliant and help them stand on their feet are great, she added.
Recalling her visits to relief camps, the Governor said that IDPs in the camps requested to start training programmes and therefore instructions have been given to the authorities to start training in the camps. The authorities made efforts in this direction and now the training and material production has started in the camps which is very useful for the IDPs, she said, adding that livelihood development programs are designed to improve the lives of the poor.
The central and state governments jointly invest funds for the implementation of the scheme. The scheme provides suitable place, institutional credit to the rural poor to do their work and the scheme also provides social security to the poor, the governor said.
She also distributed materials and machinery to the IDPs in the programme. 75 IDPs staying in relief camps in Imphal West, Bishnupur and Kakching will be given support through this programme by the Foundation.