After an earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit Tamernglong district in Manipur at 4.35 AM on Monday, Cabinet Secretary, P K Sinha, chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Monday morning to review the situation and provide Central assistance for relief and rescue operations in the affected areas.
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According to official government figures, so far there are six casualties and 43 persons have been injured as a result of the earthquake. Damage to a few buildings, residential units and government offices have been reported, including damage to a six-storey building in Imphal.
“Telecom connectivity is more or less normal. Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage,” a Home Ministry release on Monday morning stated. At the NCMC meeting, a decision was taken to air lift two teams of 45 members each of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) from Guwahati to Imphal for relief and rescue, and another team to Silchar in Assam.
It was also decided that the Secretary, Power would send a team of engineers from Power Grid Corporation to Imphal to help the state government restore power. The Secretary, Health and Family Welfare would also send a special team of doctors from Delhi, including orthopedics, to Imphal on Monday.
According to the Centre, the state government has been assured of all necessary help for quick rescue, relief and restoration work. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh had telephonic conversations with Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on the post-earthquake situation, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju was expected to reach Imphal from Arunachal Pradesh in the afternoon to monitor the situation from Manipur.
The Home Ministry said it was coordinating with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), state governments, Ministry of Defence, NDRF, Ministry of Telecom and other concerned Government departments and agencies for search and rescue and relief. Relief commissioners of Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and West Bengal were being contacted on regular basis.
The NCMC meeting was attended by Secretary (Power), Secretary (Telecom), Member, NDMA and DG (Indian Meteorological Department). Representatives of the Ministries of Home and Defence also attended the meeting. The Chief Secretary of Manipur participated through a video link.