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Manipur Earthquake update at 1730 hrs



Manipur Earthquake update at 1730 hrs 

MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh rushes to Imphal to supervise Rescue & Relief Operations 

Government of India has offered all necessary help to the Manipur State Government for Search and Rescue and Relief. As per the report received from State Government, 06 people have lost their lives and 79 were injured. Damages to a number of buildings, residential units and Government Offices have been reported including damage to a six storey building in Imphal. 



As decided at the meeting of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by the Cabinet Secretary Shri PK Sinha this morning, a total of eighty three rescuers of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), airlifted in three aircraft from Guwahati, have already reached Imphal and deployed in rescue operations. Another team of thirty five rescuers of NDRF has been deployed in Silchar to cater to the needs of areas around Silchar. A three member team from Power Grid has already reached Imphal for restoration of the power supply. A team of expert doctors will be arriving in Manipur early morning tomorrow to assess the situation and assist the State Government. 

There is no shortage of Petroleum products. There is normal availability of all products with stocks of two weeks and above. The LPG bottling plant at Sekmai has been temporarily suspended, which is likely to be resumed by tomorrow after inspection and rectification of damages. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is coordinating with the State Government, Ministry of Defence (MOD), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), NDRF and other concerned Government Departments/Ministries and agencies for providing necessary help. NDMA Toll free disaster Helpline No 011-1078 can be contacted 24 X 7 for any help. 

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has arrived in Imphal in a special aircraft to review the situation. 

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Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting 

Government assures of all necessary help for quick rescue, relief and restoration work 

The Cabinet Secretary Shri P. K. Sinha convened a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting this morning here today. The situation emerging out of earthquake in North-East was reviewed. 

It was decided that NDRF to send two teams to Imphal immediately for relief and rescue. In addition, one team be sent to Silchar, Assam. Secretary, Power to send a team of engineers from Power Grid Corporation to Imphal to assist the State Government in restoration of power. Secretary, Health and Family Welfare to send a Special Team of doctors from Delhi including orthopedics to Imphal today. The State Government has been assured of all necessary help for quick rescue, relief and restoration work. 

So far, there are 06 causalities and 43 persons have been injured. Telecom connectivity is more or less normal. Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage. 

The meeting was attended by Secretary (Power), Secretary (Telecom), Member, NDMA and DG (Indian Meteorological Department). The representatives of Ministries Home and Defence also participated in the meeting. Chief Secretary, Manipur participated through the video link. 

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Cabinet Secretary chairing NCMC meeting to assess the situation after Manipur Earthquake 

MHA continuously monitoring the situation in coordination with state governments 

The Cabinet Secretary Shri P. K. Sinha is chairing the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting at 10.00 AM today to assess the situation and provide all necessary help from Government of India after Manipur earthquake. 

An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude occurred in District Tamernglong, Manipur state in the morning at 4.35 AM today. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs is coordinating with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the State Governments, Ministry of Defence, NDRF, Ministry of Telecom and other concerned Government departments and agencies for search & rescue and relief. Relief commissioners of all the states in the North-East: Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and the State of West Bengal are being contacted on regular basis. 

So far, 05 deaths and 43 injuries have been reported from Manipur (at 09.00 AM). Damages to a few buildings, residential units and Government Offices have been reported, including damage to a six storey building in Imphal. 

Two NDRF teams of 45 members each are being air lifted from Guwahati to Imphal. Communication systems are functioning, particularly BSNL. The MHA is continuously monitoring the relief and rescue activities in coordination with the state governments. 

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NDMA coordinates response and relief after Manipur Earthquake 

An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude occurred in District Tamernglong, Manipur state in the morning at 4.35 AM today. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) immediately took action and started coordinating with the State Governments, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, NDRF, Ministry of Telecom and other concerned Government departments and agencies for search & rescue and relief. 

NDMA spoke to the control room/relief commissioners of all the states in the North-East: Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland and the State of West Bengal. NDMA is working in close coordination and guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). So far, 05 deaths and 33 injuries have been reported from Imphal (at 08:50 AM). Damages to a few buildings, residential units and Government Offices have been reported, including damage to a six storey building in Imphal. 

Two NDRF teams are being air lifted from Guwahati to Imphal. Communication systems are functioning, particularly BSNL. There is continuous communication with the state Government. NDMA is monitoring and coordinating all relief activities. National Crisis Management Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary is meeting at 10.30 AM today to assess the situation and provide all necessary help from Government of India. 

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