Manipur IAS officer spearheads flood relief efforts

IMPHAL, Jun 14: Incessant rains since the last few days have created a flood-like situation in Imphal. Torrential rainfall has thrown normal life out of gear. Government has launched relief and rescue operations that are on in full swing to tackle the situation.
IAS officer Deleep Singh, secretary, flood control, was himself seen spearheading the efforts in the flood-affected areas. Pictures of the IAS officer leading the relief work in waist-deep water have been widely shared on Twitter.
While some posts took a dig at the government’s apathy, most praised the officer’s dedication. Imphal and other areas in the northeast region have been witnessing heavy downpour for last few days. The water levels in major rivers — Gomati, Deo, Manu and Haora — is rising with every passing hour, posing flood threat throughout the state. Six districts of Assam – Golaghat, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Biswanath, Karimganj and Hailakandi – have been flooded since monsoon hit the state early this month. More than 10,000 people including 3,941 children from flood-hit districts have taken shelter in 71 relief camps. (Agencies)