The deputy CM, Chowna Mein visited Moitreepur village and the flood relief camp in Dumpani today along with the local legislator Nikh Kamin and MLA Zingnu Namchoom. Chowna Mein while speaking with the people of Diyun informed that the Government previously have asked fund from the Asian Development Bank for building embankments across all the villages but China has blocked their proposal claiming Arunachal Pradesh to be its part. He said now the Govt will request Oil India Limited who is running its operation in Manabhum, adjacent to Moitreepur village to fund for flood control embankments for the mighty river, Noa Dihing.
It is pertinent to mention that more than thousands families from the riverside villages of Moitreepur, Gautampur, Shantipur, Jyotipur, Dumpani, Udaipur, Modoideep villages have been displaced during the last 1 decade of recurrent floods and soil erosion by the Noa-Dihing River. About 200 families are displaced so far since April this year. The displaced families remain in pitiable conditions as they have lost their houses and they have so source of sustenance. There is no provision of housing for the displaced families and amount of relief given to the state government is inadequate while there is also no provision of rehabilitation.
Local Legislator, Nikh Kamin have highlighted and apprised the Deputy CM that if Noa Dihing River is not taken care of in the upper course, it will greatly devastate lower parts such as Namsai, Mahadevpur, Lekang and some part of Assam.
Deputy Commissioner, Khimhun and SP of Changlang along with the CRPF Innao and Army officer from the Dumba Army Camp were also present along the legislators.