Cabinet Secretary Chairs NCMC Meeting

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New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretary Shri P. K. Sinha convened a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting this morning on Monday . 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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