Arunachal: Disaster Management team visits flood affected villages in Mebo

Team of Disaster Managment team visited the flood affected villages of Mebo Sub-Division.


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Secretary Disaster Management, Bidol Tayeng,  and Kanto Danggen, Director Disaster Management Department , GoAP, alongwith other officials on Wednesday visited the flood affected villages of Mebo Sub-Division alongwith MLA of  Mebo constituency  Lombo Tayeng.

The team visited erosion affected Borguli, Seram, Namsing, Ralling and Sigar villages,. They interacted with the victims and floods affected people of these villages.

The department of Disaster Management has sanctioned Rs. 15 Lakhs for the house damaged due to  flood. The relief assistance sanctioned for the victims will be deposited in the bank accounts of the victims.

The Deputy Commissioner, East Siang ,T.Tatak, has also been asked to immediately assess the damages of the agricultural land and crop due to erosion.

It must be mentione here that hundreds of people have lost their valuable agricultural land due to the ongoing flood in these villages in Mebo Sub-Division.

However the team couldn’t reach some of the flood affected areas like Partung riverine Island due to turbulent current in Siang River.

The team has emphasized the need for immediate action to save these villages from being washed away. Construction of spurs on crucial junction has been identified as solution to protect the villages from being further damage.

The Siang River has recorded decline in water level, though it is very insignificant. The Siang river water has been found carrying heavy sediments and silts, which has led to deposit of sediments causing diversion of the river towards the left bank  that is threatening the Borguli, Seram, Namsing, Sigar, Raling villages, etc. In the meantime Shri Lombo tayeng, MLA, Mebo has taken up the matter to the State Government.

The Chief Minister has accordingly taken up the matter with Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister for immediately deputing Inter-Ministerial Central Team to East Siang District to assess the damages caused by the river Siang .

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