Inter-Ministerial team inspects flood damages in East Siang

Inter-Ministerial team inspects flood damages in East Siang

PASIGHAT, Feb 13: The Inter-Ministerial team of Central Govt which was on a two-day visit to the State to assess the losses caused by natural disasters last year, on arriving at the centurion town today made on-the-spot visit and also aerial survey to inspect the damages caused by flood, landslides and other natural calamities in 2017 in East Siang district.

A memorandum was submitted to the team leader Joint Secretary, MHA, Shri Prakash by East Siang DC Tamiyo Tatak apprising them of the flood damages caused by monsoon fury during 2017 in East Siang.

Minister of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Dr Mohesh Chai and Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Management Kaling Moyong and Parliamentary Secretary for WRD Gum Tayeng were also present on the occasion.

Earlier, during the inspection at Poglek Korong, Bosing-I ZPM Namuk Taloh apprised the visiting central team that WRC fields were submerged by floods besides damaging horticulture gardens and affecting livestock. Besides eroding a large portion of the upstream hilly areas, the downstream villages also face the flood fury.

The DC also apprised them of the extensive damages caused to various vital infrastructures like roads, bridges and cultivations by the Poglek stream and the disruption caused to road communication along Pasighat-Ledum-Tene-Koyu road.

The inter-ministerial team also visited Sibo-Korong area and assessed the damages caused to private and public properties including Gidi-Notko boundary wall.

Later, the DC, in his PPT presentation, briefing on flood damages highlighted villages under Mebo sub-division particularly Mer, Gadum, Namsing, Silluk and under Pasighat Sadar, Jarku, Pasighat market areas, Police Colony including Teking and Sibut villages were most affected. 783.37 hectares of cultivated land under agriculture and 2.12 hectares under horticulture have been affected during 2017, he informed. The DC also presented the sector wise damage report 2017.

The Inter-Ministerial team while taking note of the report on the damages caused to infrastructures in various sectors also noted the extensive losses suffered by the farmers.

The mighty Siang and the various turbulent rivers and streams have caused extensive damages to vital infrastructures, dwelling houses, cultivated lands, erosion and affected livestock and grazing areas in the heavy monsoon in 2017, he informed.

Earlier, a warm reception was accorded to the Central team by Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, PMC Chief Councillor Kaling Doruk, ZPC Kaling Dai, DC Tamiyo Tatak, SP Prashant Gautam, HoDs and others.

Senior State Govt officials including Secretary (Disaster Management) Bidol Tayeng, Director Kanto Danggen, PWD Eastern Zone Chief Engineer Kejom Ete, WRD CE Modak Ngomdir, CE (Hydropower) J Kamdak, CE (Power) O Moyong, EE (Planning) Nyong Paloh, Agriculture Director A Lego, Dambuk ADC Atul Tayeng accompanied the Central team during the inspection and aerial survey. (DIPRO)

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