Manipur's conflict has resulted in about 50,650 displaced persons residing in 350 relief camps.
Manipur's conflict has resulted in about 50,650 displaced persons residing in 350 relief camps.

Imphal, 11 June: Over 50,650 men, women, and children displaced by ethnic violence in Manipur have been housed in 350 camps, said Information and Public Relations and Health Minister S. Ranjan on Sunday.

The Minister said that district and cluster nodal officials have been assigned to take care of and monitor the relief camps established in more than ten districts of Manipur, which has seen terrible ethnic violence since May 3, killing 105 people and wounding over 320.


He also said that assistance clinics have been established specifically for pregnant women, as well as particular care for nursing moms, the elderly, and children.

According to Ranjan, products and critical commodities are being carried into the state through the Imphal-Jiribam National Highway via southern Assam, with 2,376 vehicles carrying 35,000 metric tonnes of building materials, fuels, and other commodities.

The state administration is attempting to activate the Khongsang railway station within the next 10 days to facilitate the transfer of vital supplies. Helicopter flights from Moreh to Imphal, Imphal to Churachandpur, and Imphal to Kangpokpi have already begun, according to the Minister.

Various Kuki tribal groups continue to obstruct the Imphal-Dimapur National Highway (NH-2) in Manipur, posing a significant challenge for the transportation of basics like as foodgrains, transportation fuel, and life-saving pharmaceuticals.

Though the state administration has been attempting to transport various needs from other regions of the nation through the Imphal-Jiribam National Highway (NH-37), the NH-2 (via Nagaland) is considered Manipur’s lifeline.

Ranjan, who also serves as the government’s spokesperson, said that the administration has received 990 guns and 13,526 rounds of ammunition. “The Army and other central and state forces have continued combing operations in all districts, particularly in vulnerable areas, to apprehend militants and miscreants,” the minister added.

According to media sources, hundreds of various kinds of weapons and a substantial amount of ammunition were seized by crowds and miscreants from several police stations and security camps when the riots began on May 3.

Noting that the government is developing a roadmap for education for the affected kids, the minister said that the specifics of the government plan will be disclosed very soon by the Education Minister concerned. In the banking sector, he indicated that 198 of the 242 branches are currently active, and the others would be operating as soon as possible.

Ranjan said that a price control system has been implemented to prevent the price growth of critical items.



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