The Mizoram administration is set to initiate the distribution of humanitarian assistance to the internally displaced individuals (IDPs) from Manipur, who have sought refuge within the state’s borders.
Currently, Aizawl district accommodates the highest count of displaced individuals at 4,818, trailed by Kolasib on the Assam border and Saitual on the Manipur border, with 4,443 and 2,951 people respectively. In addition, Hnahthial district in south Mizoram is offering shelter to eight such individuals.
According to reports, H Lalengmawia, the State Home Commissioner, the Mizoram government has received comprehensive details regarding the expenses accrued in support of the IDPs, provided by the deputy commissioners across all districts. The financial aid will be channeled to the IDPs through the respective Deputy Commissioners.
With the administrative approval and expenditure sanction secured from the government, the State Finance Department has already allocated Rs 5 crore for the well-being of the IDPs. Lalengmawia explained that the allocation of funds would be carried out based on both the count of IDPs being sheltered in each district and the expenses previously borne by the district administration.