The Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso today distributed cheques which have been provided as relief assistance by the District Administration to the victims of the thunderstorm that had occurred in the Capital Complex on 29th March, 25th April and 11th May 2018 in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan in the Conference Hall of the DC Office.
While sympathising with the victims, Kaso hoped that the relief amount would be utilised properly for the purpose for which it has been provided. He further emphasised on the importance of disaster preparedness in view of the approaching monsoon and appealed the public to refrain from residing in low lying areas and along the riverside.
He also lauded the HCM Pema Khandu and the HDCM Chowna Mein who are committed to work for the welfare of the people. He further requested the District Administration to conduct awareness regarding disaster management and publish do’s and don’t’s on various types of disasters through the local dailies on regular basis.
The DC informed about the working of the EOCs (Emergency Operating Centre) and also informed about the 24 hrs toll free helpline number ‘1077’ issued by the DDMA for any assistance. As disasters doesn’t come knocking, the DC has appealed the residents of the Capital Complex to be prepared and move to safer locations.
Earlier, the DDMO Moromi Dodum Sonam informed that the list of victims were examined scrutinised and finalised in the DEC meeting held on 18th May’ 2018. She lauded the HMLA terming him as one of the most active MLAs who always responds to any call for assistance. She also lauded the DC for his effort to provide the relief assistance to the victims at the earliest. She further requested the residents to refrain from residing in vulnerable areas. She also highlighted that as per the DM Act 2005, those who reside in vulnerable areas are not entitled for assistance of any kind in case of any disaster.