The central committee of Young Mizo Association (YMA) has begun distributing relief in cash to the victims of heavy rain this year. Over Rs 1.47 crore was raised from different branches of the YMA, individuals, and organisations, including Mizo ethnic groups, for the cause, the president of the association, Lalbiakzuala, said. The relief would be distributed among 507 families in different districts. Heavy rain triggered flash flood and landslides in the state in August and September, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
The families of the eight people who lost their lives in flash flood, mudslides and landslides in southern Lunglei district would receive Rs 1.30 lakh each, while three injured in landslides would get Rs 50,000 each, Lalbiakzuala said. The relief would also go to those who ended up with broken or partially damaged houses after the rain, the amount of which would be fixed keeping in view the extent of damages, he said. The assessments were made in accordance with the reports received from the YMA branches across the state, he added.
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