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‘No NGO entrusted to do relief work here,’ says Manipur after EU announces aid for hailstorm affected
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‘No NGO entrusted to do relief work here,’ says Manipur after EU announces aid for hailstorm affected

New Delhi: No non-governmental organisation has been entrusted to carry out relief work in the state, the Manipur government said Wednesday, strongly countering the European Union’s (EU) announcement that it would send its partners 250,000 euros to help victims of a severe hailstorm that hit early May.In a statement, Chief Secretary Vineet Joshi said no relief was undertaken by the European Union (EU) and its humanitarian partners in the state. He said all financial requirements in connection with the recent storm were being met from the available National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). “No NGOs or civil society organisations have been entrusted to carry out the relief work. A sum of Rs 30 crore has already been sanctioned by the state governm...