Manipur: Financial Aid Allocated for Rebuilding Homes

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
Manipur: Financial Aid Allocated for Rebuilding Homes
Manipur Chief Minister Launches Permanent Housing Scheme for Victims of Recent Violence
Imphal, Manipur- November 11, 2023: In a bid to aid those affected by the recent violence, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated the Permanent Housing Scheme at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday. The scheme targets displaced individuals whose homes were destroyed or damaged during the unfortunate incidents.

During the launch, the Chief Minister distributed financial assistance to selected beneficiaries from Imphal East, Kakching, and Bishnupur Districts. The assistance amounts to Rs 10 lakh for pucca houses, Rs 7 lakh for semi-pucca houses, and Rs 5 lakh for kutcha houses. Over 4,800 beneficiaries across the state are set to benefit from this initiative.

To ensure transparency and progress, beneficiaries can avail the second installment by submitting construction progress photos to the Deputy Commissioners following the initial disbursement.

Addressing the gathering, CM N Biren Singh underscored the government's commitment to supporting those impacted by the violence that erupted on May 3, 2023. A substantial amount of Rs 399.82 crore has been allocated for relief efforts, encompassing various areas such as the Manipur IT Centre for Exams, TV sets in relief camps, prefabricated houses, relief camp management, and nutrition and winter preparedness.

The Chief Minister highlighted financial assistance provided directly to individuals, including Rs 1,000 each to those in relief camps during the second round. Additionally, labor card holders in camps received Rs 5,000 per child for education.

Furthermore, CM Biren Singh informed that Rs 476 crore has been proposed to the Central Government for additional relief measures. This includes funds for the second round of monetary assistance, the Permanent Housing Scheme, the second relief camp installment, and cycles for girls in relief camps. He commended the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister for their timely assistance.

Urging for peace, CM Biren Singh called on the public to refrain from violence and encouraged them to express their grievances through constitutional means. He urged displaced individuals to promptly visit their respective Deputy Commissioner’s Office for financial aid, emphasizing the availability of verified beneficiary lists and suggesting the District Rural Development Agency for assistance in construction works for affected families lacking manpower.