Updated 19 Jun 2022, 4:10 pm
Several landslides along the inter-village road connecting Chakha and Kangjang villages in Senapati district on National Highway-39 have cut off the two interior villages from the rest of Manipur.
Incessant rains over the past many days triggered landslides in the villages located around 57 kilometres away from the Imphal-Dimapur highway.
According to the villagers, several landslides occurred in the past 10 days.
Villagers are reeling under extreme hardships as they have been disconnected from the rest of the state.
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The villagers have been deprived of facilities to sell their products to earn income and to seek attention during emergencies among others.
In an interaction with a media team that visited the landslide-hit villages, chairman of Kangjang village K Paolin said that incessant rains since the past few days caused the landslides despite the villages being covered with lush green forests.
The landslide debris, including boulders, mud, trees and rocks have cut off the vehicular movement across the lone inter village road, he said.
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The village chairman further lamented that authorities concerned have not taken any appropriate action despite appraisal and repeated complaints to clear the debris and restore connectivity by the villagers.
He drew the attention of the government to clear the debris and ease the plight of the villagers at the earliest.
First published:18 Jun 2022, 4:25 pm
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