Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Friday visited and met Internally Displaced People (IDP) staying in four relief camps in Imphal East district and distributed relief materials.
As per a release by the Governor’s Secretariat, Raj Bhavan, the Governor first visited Yambem High School relief camp in Andro Assembly Constituency where she met with IDP who has been taking shelter in three relief camps namely, Yambem High School, PHC Yambem and MLA residence, Yambem and enquired about their issues.
She heard their grievances and assured them to extend all possible assistance from the administration as well as from Raj Bhavan.
Speaking to the IDP, the Governor said, with the support and cooperation from the people, normalcy has been returning slowly to the state. She said, all efforts are being put in by the Central and state governments to restore normalcy and peace and that adequate and elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure safety and security of the people.
Large numbers of security personnel have been deployed and security has been beefed up in sensitive areas throughout the State to prevent any untoward incidents further, the governor said.
Stating that the government will compensate for those who have lost their homes, belongings etc., the Governor said, as for temporary measures, shelter homes are being constructed and if the situation improves, people will be shifted to their respective places.
Referring to a Supreme Court order regarding protection of religious and homes left by IDPs, the Governor said, strict action will be taken up against those who occupied such places or homes. The state Home department has also issued orders in this regard.
She appealed to the people to cooperate with the administration in bringing back peace and normalcy in the state. Governor directed the district administration to initiate skill training programmes in the camp and asked the IDPs to admit their children in nearby schools.
As the president of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Manipur state, the Governor distributed relief packages consisting of blanket, mosquito net, kitchen set and hygiene kit to the IDP families, as per the Raj Bhavan. She distributed Rs 1,000 each to pregnant women, lactating mother and patients with serious ailments in the camp. She handed over eatables and blankets to the children from her side.
A total of 281 persons from 118 families benefited from the relief items, the Raj Bhavan said.
Later, the Governor went to Yambem High School Girls Hostel relief camp and interacted with IDPs there. She enquired about their grievances and assured to extend all assistance from the administration as well as from Raj Bhavan. She extended a sum of Rs 25,000 meant for transportation charges for school going children in the camp as the families are finding it difficult to send their wards to schools.
Governor handed over Rs1,000 each to the pregnant women, lactating mothers and patients. She distributed relief packages to the IDPs and also distributed eatables and blankets to the children there.