The Centre Saturday directed NDRF to move forces to Manipur immediately for rescue and relief operations in landslide-affected areas where at least 20 people have lost their lives.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh over phone and assured him all assistance to deal with the situation arising out of the landslides in Chandel district.
“We have directed the NDRF to immediately move forces to Manipur. They will start their work early morning tomorrow,” MoS, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said. Rijiju is expected to visit Manipur on Monday to take stock of the situation there.