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Mizoram seeks Rs 10 cr for displaced people from Manipur, Centre remains unresponsive

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Aizawl, June 28: Mizoram government has been seeking at least Rs 10 crore from the Centre to feed over 12,200 people, who have taken shelter in the State after being displaced due to ethnic violence in Manipur.

Talking to media persons, Mizoram Home Commissioner cum Secretary H. Lalengmawia informed that a delegation from the state led by Tourism Minister Robert Romawia recently met the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) including Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and requested them to release the central fund to provide relief to the displaced people.

“The MHA officials’ response was positive in providing the central financial assistance for the displaced people but we did not receive any financial support from the Centre yet for the purpose. However, we are still expecting the fund from the MHA,” said Lalengmawia.

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Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has written two letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 16 and May 23, respectively, seeking financial support of Rs 10 crore from the Centre to provide relief to the people, sheltered in the state after being displaced from Manipur.

Kolasib district, which borders southern Assam, currently hosts the highest number of displaced people at 4,350, followed by Aizawl district at 4,050 and Saitual district at 3,000.

The government and village authorities have set up 35 relief camps in 11 districts in Mizoram while the majority of the people have been staying in the rented and relatives’ houses, church complexes and other places.

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