Without wasting much time, Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein visited the flood affected areas just after the unfurling of National Flag at Lekang Circle yesterday.
During his visit to New Silatoo under Lekang circle which witnessed a devastating flood due to breach of river embankment last year, Mein observed that the innovative work of sheet pilling taken up by WRD department and spur construction along the river bank which was executed last year to plug the diversion point of Noa-Dihing river has successfully contained the emerging threat and considerably saved the nearby villages from inundation this year. Though the turbulent river water of Noa-Dihing has caved in and damaged some portion of the Sheet Pilling, the adjoining villages were saved by the flood protection work.
Mein, on behalf of the people of Lekang Circle, thanked the Chief Minister Pema Khandu for timely intervention and sanctioning of Rs 10 crore for flood protection and Rs 42 crore for Sheet pilling work last year.
DCM also inspected the flood protection project at Deobeel and observed that many flood protection projects are yet to be done to ensure the safety of Mahadevpur and Namsai town and nearby villages from the threat of flood water.
It was informed to him that this year many villages including Silatoo Kachari, Lekang Gohain Goan, Dirak Miri etc. have been damaged by floods.
Mein assured the people of assigning flood protection measures a top priority and instructed the WRD department to restore the damaged portion immediately and to complete the remaining flood protection work in war footing.
Mein was accompanied by Executive Engineer (WRD), C J Mannou and Panchayat & Public Leaders of the area.