Imphal: In strife-torn Manipur, the construction of additional prefabricated houses is actively underway to address the urgent needs of displaced communities.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to his official social X (formerly Twitter) account, to express his satisfaction with the ongoing construction of prefabricated houses in Churachandpur district. He wrote, “Pleased to see that the construction of 28 strips of prefabricated houses at T Bethelehem in Churachandpur district is going smoothly. Three more sites are identified and handed over to the construction company.”
Chief Minister Biren Singh also provided updates on the construction of prefabricated houses in other districts, noting, “The construction of prefabricated houses at Keithelmanbi is going on in full swing, while works are also in progress at Saikul and Hengbung in Kangpokpi district.”
These prefabricated houses are part of a vital initiative by the Manipur government to provide shelter to the approximately 3,000 families who have been displaced due to ethnic violence. Many of these families have endured life in temporary relief camps for over three months.
Superintending Engineer P Brojendro of the Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited, which is spearheading this commendable project, emphasised the urgency of their work. He stated, “The construction began from June 26 onwards in five different places, and we are racing against time to complete the state government’s initiative as soon as possible.”
In August, the government initiated the handover of prefabricated houses to displaced families. Chief Minister Biren Singh handed over prefabricated houses to 400 displaced families near the Sajiwa Jail complex in Imphal East district. During the handover, he reassured the displaced residents, affirming that they would be allowed to return to their original homes once peace is restored. Additionally, the government plans to provide similar shelter to a total of 3,000 families.
Chief Minister Biren Singh disclosed that the prefabricated houses have been constructed with financial assistance of Rs 101 crore, which was disbursed from the Prime Minister’s Office through the Home Minister.
Over the past four years, EastMojo revolutionised the coverage of Northeast India through our sharp, impactful, and unbiased coverage. And we are not saying this: you, our readers, say so about us. Thanks to you, we have become Northeast India’s largest, independent, multimedia digital news platform.
Now, we need your help to sustain what you started.
We are fiercely protective of our ‘independent’ status and would like to remain so: it helps us provide quality journalism free from biases and agendas. From travelling to the remotest regions to cover various issues to paying local reporters honest wages to encourage them, we spend our money on where it matters.
Now, we seek your support in remaining truly independent, unbiased, and objective. We want to show the world that it is possible to cover issues that matter to the people without asking for corporate and/or government support. We can do it without them; we cannot do it without you.
Support independent journalism, subscribe to EastMojo.
A total of Rs 149 crore has been allocated for this essential project by the Prime Minister’s Office, reflecting the commitment of the central and state governments to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the recent violence.
- Students form 10% of AIDS cases in Tripura, says CM
- Mizoram election counting postponed: See new date here
- Nagaland: Hornbill Festival begins in Kisama, thousands attend
- Manipur CM returns after signing historic peace pact with Centre, UNLF
- Shillong Teer Result today: Check winners of Shillong Teer for December 01
- Khanapara Teer Result today: Winners of Khanapara Teer December 01