Arunachal: Experts team visits Flood Protection Work site at Seijosa

joint team of experts of Brahmaputra Board(BB), Central Water Commission (CWC), visited the site of proposed Flood Protection work near general ground, Seijosa.


A joint team of experts/ officers  of Brahmaputra Board(BB),Central Water Commission(CWC),Govt of Arunachal and Govt of Assam on Saturday  visited the site of proposed project ” C/O Flood Protection work at Upper Side of Dekhoria Irrigation Project near general ground , Seijosa  of Pakke Kessang district of  Arunachal Pradesh.

The Pakke Kessang  MLA  Biyuram Wahge, Additional Deputy Commissioner  T R Tapu,  DFO Pakke Wild Life Sanctuary  Seijosa  Tana Tapi with Senior Public leaders , Ex-Panchayat Leaders ,  Gaon Buras and Public also accompanied the Team and inspected the flood affected area.

It must be mention here that , The Arunachal24  team had visited the site during the month of January this year and make a story.

( FLASHBACK:  A small town in Arunachal Pradesh. The existence of this town is in danger… Will the town survive the flood this time..?. Hundreds of families are concerned….. Watch the story of a town in Arunachal Pradesh which is in Danger  )

It is pertinent to mention here that  Kiren Rijiju, the local MP and Present Sports Minister, Govt of India had promised to get the project sanctioned after seeing the gravity of the flood and erosion  problem in the area during his visit to Seijosa at Pakke Paga Hornbill festival in January’2016 . Union minister  had directed the WRD department to prepare estimate and Submit.  Accordingly, the estimate has been prepared as per site condition and submitted and is laying at CWC, New Delhi since April’2018.

When no initiative  was taken in this regard then locals raised this issue once again and it was one of the prime issue during the last Assembly and Parliament Elections.

Local MLA Bihuram Wahge and the local people made several visit to Delhi and met Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, and concern authorities and requested them to help to the hundreds of families whose land already erosed by the flood  and now  hundred of families of Seijosa town are in dangerous position.

At last as advised by the department of water resources, Ministry of Jal Shakti, a team of experts visited the site of the project area of the proposed flood protection works near general ground at upstream side of dekorai irrigation project at Seijosa is to be under taken on

The team comprised with P M Scott, Chief Engineer B&BBO Shillong & Vice Chairman Brahmaputra Board,  G P Singh Chief Engineer Brahmaputra Board Guwahati,  V D Roy Director (Monitoring & Appraisal) CWC Guwahati,  Likar Angu Chief Engineer WRD Govt of Arunachal Pradesh,  A A Siddique Superintending Engineer, WRD Jamin Arunachal Pradesh, Prasanta Deka Director Design irrigation Dept Govt of Assam, D Pegu  E E Irrigation Itakola  Div Assam, Utpal Nath E E Irrigation Tezpur  Division  Assam, Riju Saikia JE Irrigation Dept Assam, Hanu Techi Tara AE (Independent Charge) WRD Seijosa,  A K Pandey  JE WRD Seijosa.

The  experts would jointly give their views / suggestions on proposing a way forward for resolution of the issue and for obtaining necessary clearance which will ultimately enable early  implementation of the flood protection scheme for Seijosa.


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