The Home Ministry is actively monitoring the situation after the earthquake in the Northeastern region. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, including from Guwahati, have rushed to the affected areas, Mr Singh said.
Had a telephonic conversation with Manipur CM Shri Okram Ibobi Singh. Centre is immediately sending two NDRF teams to Manipur by air— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) January 4, 2016
I'm also contacting other North Eastern states to know the extent of damage caused by the earthquake.— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) January 4, 2016
The minister was in Guwahati last night as part of his two-day trip to Assam and experienced the quake. The Home Minister briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone about the situation and the steps taken for rescue and relief.
Spoke to MoS Home Shri @KirenRijiju who is in Arunachal Pradesh. He will reach Imphal this afternoon to monitor the situation from Manipur— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) January 4, 2016
PM Modi said in a tweet that he has asked Mr Singh to oversee the situation arising out of the quake. The Home Minister also spoke to Chief Ministers of the region and took stock of the situation in each state.
A Home Ministry spokesperson said that the National Crisis Management Committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, is holding a meeting to review the situation.
Spoke to Rajnath ji, who is in Assam, on the situation arising due to the earthquake & asked him to oversee the situation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 4, 2016
The 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Northeastern region early today with its epicenter at Tamenlong in Manipur.