Arunachal: incessant rain, landslide create havoc, CM ask officials to effectively tackle the disaster

incessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh creating havoc in the form of flood and landslidesall over state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed authorities to effectively tackle the disaster.



With the incessant rain creating havoc in the form of flood and landslides in various places of  the state which has damaged roads, bridges, culverts, houses and reported loss of livestock and a person missing, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has directed the concerned authorities to be in vigil and preparedness to effectively tackle the disaster.

Khandu asked all the link departments to coordinate and work out for a State Emergency Mitigation Plan under the supervision of the Chief Secretary.

He directed the Disaster Management Department to issue instructions to all the District Administrations to provide sufficient relief materials, essential ration commodities and basic requirements like drinking water to the flood affected people. He said that if necessary arises, Defence Sorty would be put into service for air dropping of ration commodities to the areas where surface communication has been disrupted.

He further directed to provide assistance of Medical Team and Medicines to the flood victims. Issuing strict directives to district administration and disaster management department, CM said  “no human life should be lost for which extra precautionary measures and care should be taken”. He hinted for optimal utilization of NDRF & SDRF, available Police and Paramilitary Forces for rescue and evacuation of the flood affected people.

He also said to carry out the restoration works of basic amenities like water supply, electricity and roads to the flood affected areas as and when the weather conditions improve. He directed the Finance Department to immediately place additional funds to the Disaster Management Department for mitigating the crisis situation.

Khandu while expressing sorrow on the report of a missing person at Kaspi under West Kameng district has asked the DC to involve NDRF & SDRF in the search and rescue operations and prayed that the missing person is rescued immediately and safely.

He has meanwhile appealed the people of the state to stay alert while travelling during the monsoon and has asked the people residing in the low land areas and landslide prone areas to shift in  safer places.


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