Manipur Sends Relief Materials, SDRF Team to Flood-hit Assam

Biren Singh flagged off the vehicles carrying relief materials from Kangla Gate in state capital Imphal.
Manipur CM Biren Singh flags off vehicles carrying relief materials to Assam
Manipur CM Biren Singh flags off vehicles carrying relief materials to Assam

In a bid to provide assistance to the flood-affected people of Assam, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh flagged off relief materials to Assam on Monday.

Biren Singh flagged off the vehicles carrying relief materials from Kangla Gate in state capital Imphal.

The relief materials include 135 quintals of rice, 102 bags of dal, 120 bags of salt, 120 boxes of mustard oil, which are worth about Rs 1 crore.

Besides this, a 40-member State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team has also been deployed for assisting in the search and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of the state.

Vehicles carrying relief materials to Assam
Vehicles carrying relief materials to Assam

The chief minister said, “It is our duty to help our neighbouring state and our great friend Assam in this time of need. Assam has constantly supported Manipur and we are always there to reciprocate the love and support that the state has always bestowed on us."

SDRF team deployed in Assam
SDRF team deployed in Assam

Meanwhile, taking to twitter Biren Singh wrote, “Flagged off the Relief Assitance for the flood-affected people of Assam at Kangla Gate today. The relief materials consists of 135 quintals of Rice, 102 bags of Dal, 120 bags of Salt, 120 boxes of Mustard oil etc. 40 personnel of SDRF have also been deputed for rescue operations.”

Over 22 lakh people are still affected by flood waters across Assam. 2254 villages in 22 districts and 61 revenue circles are currently reeling under water.

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