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Khangabok MLA distributes roofing sheets to hailstorm affected families
Source: The Sangai Express

Thoubal, June 09 2024: Khangabok Assembly Constituency MLA Okram Surjakumar has commenced distribution of CGI roofing sheets to roughly 5000 families affected by the May 5 hailstorm in the constituency and financed the whole endeavor.

Speaking at a press conference held at his residence in Thoubal Athokpam today, the MLA addressed a viral video wherein a man was seen destroying roofing sheets.

Terming the incident as "unfortunate", Okram Surjakumar asserted that today's roofing sheet distribution has no connection with the State's pre-existing initiative.

Seeing the plight of the hailstorm affected families in Khangabok, the MLA decided to finance the distribution of roofing sheets from his own pocket, he maintained.

According to a report he received, the May 5 hailstorm which was accompanied by heavy rains, destroyed more than 5000 homes in Khangabok AC.

A majority of the devastation occurred at Sangaiyumpham, Lamding and Uyal Wangbal.

The hailstorm victims were divided into three categories and the CGI roofing sheets were distributed in accordance.

Stating that more roofing sheets will continue to be distributed in the near future, he added that the State Government has also commenced a similar distribution initiative through the DC .


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