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Manipur CM inaugurates 400 houses to shelter displaced persons

Imphal, Aug 23 (UNI): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh handed over 400 temporary shelter homes for displaced families on Wednesday at Sajiwa Jail Complex, Imphal East.

The Chief Minister said the shelter homes were constructed to enable displaced persons from relief camps to the shelter homes.


Singh said the government is working hard to resolve the crisis in Manipur. Discussions were held in the state Cabinet to help the displaced persons. The prefabricated houses were constructed in the first phase, he added.

The violence started after a court directive on May 3 in Churachandpur district. The Chief Minister said the reason behind starting the violence was hasty as the government had yet to respond to the court directive.

“The Almighty surely punished those responsible for causing such hardship to the people… The first task of the government is to rehabilitate the affected people in the entire state by constructing houses in eight places,” he said.

At two places in Kangpokpi district, about 700 houses will be constructed, while in Churachandpur district, another 800 houses will also be constructed.

More houses will be built at Kwakta, Kakching, Bishenpur, Sawombung, and Yaithibi Loukon.

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