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Incessant rain wreaks havoc in Churachandpur villages

MLA LM Khaute visited the affected villages and took stock of the situation

58/CCPur AC MLA LM Khaute visited the affected villages and took stock of the situation. Relief material comprising food items distributed to villagers.

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Villages along the Eastern Khuga river downstream in Churachandpur’s Meitei Christian Leikai, Nengthawng Veng and Kerith Veng remained inundated due to incessant rain over the past few days. Several homes and agricultural lands were submerged.

Villages remain cut-off as their lifeline — Inter Village public Road (IVR), the only road between Churachandpur Lamka Town and the villages, on the eastern bank of the Khuga river is on the brink of being washed away. Khuga river is running full to the brim and a huge portion of the road is eroded and carried away by the water current.

Meanwhile, 58/CCPur AC MLA LM Khaute visited flood affected villages and took stock of the situation. He was accompanied by district administration officials. Villagers also were given immediate relief comprising food items.

According to sources, Meitei Christian Leikai, Nengthawng Veng and Keirth Veng, along the Eastren Khuga river downstream, have been facing recurring flooding every monsoon for over decades. A large part of their residential land and agricultural fields have been submerged and washed away by the river.

Many families left the villages as their residential and agricultural lands had been destroyed and submerged by the river.

Earlier this inter-village public road was motor-able but now it has been narrowed down so much to just a footpath.

During his interaction with the affected villagers, MLA LM Khaute assured the villagers that he will do all possible measures to solve the flood issue which has become a perennial problem. He said that effective measures like anti-erosion embankment will be taken up to prevent recurring flood damages.

75-year-old Vialzakham, who has experienced numerous floods over the years, expressed his gratitude. He said, “For years, we were left to fend for ourselves. No VIPs have visited us to address the problem.” Now, the honorable MLA visited us, we are grateful and looking forward to his intervention on the issue soon,” he added.

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