‘State was adamant on Mautam’

S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, Aug 22: The State Government has been warned of an imminent devastation following bamboo flowering in Churachandpur district at least on ten occasions by the district administration here, with the latest on April this year says information obtained by The Sangai Express.

It is now clear that the State Government has been alerted in time of Mautam devastations that caused in the interiors of Churachandpur, and could have been tackled at least three months back.

However, the State opted to neglect nearly ten reports of the district administration sent earlier. What is worse is the Government query for a report at this time when the administration here has sent its detail reports way back in April.

Upon inquiring, Deputy Commissioner Sumant Singh said the Government is trying its best to tackle the situation. 4000 quintals of rice have already been provided to the Mautam affected areas at BPL rate and full 100 days of employment have been awarded to the three severely affected sub-divisions of Henglep, Tipaimukh and Thanlon.

Relief funds amounting to 19.81 lakhs for the 14307 house-holds in 264 villages affected by Mautam will be needed in addition to its earlier pledge for an additional allocation of 8000 quintals of BPL rice said the district administration in its report to the State Government on April this year. A source from the Mautam Relief committee also said that 68,179 adults and 45,379 minors were affected in the 264 villages, while 16,050.13 hectare of land were affected in the total cultivated land of 20,737 hectare.

Twenty five Village Grain Banks were set up in the district while proposal for more were already made, he said.

Source: The Sangai Express

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