Mizoram govt allocates Rs 2 crore as emergency disaster fund

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Mizoram govt allocates Rs 2 crore as emergency disaster fund

Aizawl, Apr 7 (PTI) Mizoram government today allocated Rs two crore as emergency disaster fund to take up works to prevent further sinking of land in Hunthar locality of Aizawl, an official statement said.

The statement said that the detailed project report (DPR) submitted to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for allocation of Rs 15 crore was yet to be released and the heavy pre-monsoon downpours necessitated taking up preventive works on an emergency basis.

The proposed preventive works included prevention of entry of water into the soil and construction and improvement of drainage system and retaining walls in the strategic locations, the statement said.

Sinking of land in the area had caused 45 families to vacate their homes while four houses had been dismantled last year.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.