Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh handed over “temporary shelter homes” for displaced families at Sajiwa Jail Complex in Imphal East on August 23.

The shelter homes were constructed under the scheme for providing temporary shelter to displaced families for 3000 shelter units.

The handing over programme was attended by several ministers, MLAs and senior government officials, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister N Biren Singh maintained that rehabilitation of persons displaced due to the ongoing unrest in the state is the utmost priority of the government.

As such, prefabricated shelter homes which have been constructed near Sajiwa Jail are being handed over for relocation of 400 displaced families as the first phase, he added.