Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed deep shock and grief over the fire accident that took place in Tadin village in West Siang district yesterday, which reportedly gutted down about 37 houses including granaries, rice mills and a community hall.
Back from the important meet with the Prime Minister at Guwahati yesterday, Khandu was supposed to air dash to the village this morning but had to avert the program at the eleventh hour due to inclement weather conditions.
“I am extremely shocked and pained to hear the news about fire accident that took place in Tadin village in West Siang district yesterday. I along with MoS Home, Kiren Rijiju ji had planned to fly to Tadin village today to take stock of the situation and oversee relief operations. But due to inclement weather, the plan had to be cancelled,” Khandu said in a statement.
He, however, assured that all measures are being taken to rehabilitate and compensate the loss. The concerned department and West Siang district administration have been issued necessary instructions to take up immediate relief activities and make assessment of all the losses, he informed.
Khandu appealed all sections of the society to rise to the occasion as they always did to help the unfortunate villagers through contributions in cash and kind.
“Our people have always come out openly to help the less fortunate ones and victims of natural disasters in whatever way possible. Let us rise to the occasion yet again,” he appealed and to lead from the front he personally contributed from his own means for immediate relief of the villagers.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reiterated his grave concern on repeated fire mishaps reported from across the state and especially in West Siang district. He called for a proper study on the causes and ways to prevent such occurrences besides creating awareness and sensitizing villagers on prevention of fire mishaps.