Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims
The Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department has sanctioned Rs. 15L each for victims, who lost their houses in Siang river floods at Mebo sub-division under East Siang district. The relief fund would be deposited in the victims' bank accounts. Disaster Management Secretary Bidol Tayeng, along with Director Kanto Danggen had visited the flood-affected villages of Mebo sub-division along with local MLA Lombo Tayeng yesterday.
1,000+ families living along Partung river bank affected
The team visited the eroded river banks at Borguli, Seram, Namsing, Ralling and Sigar villages and interacted with the flood victims. The group, however, could not reach some of the areas, like the Partung riverine island due to turbulent currents in the river, officials said. Over 1,000 families living along the river bank have been affected at Mebo, Tayeng had said last week.
Arunachal govt looking into agricultural land damages caused by floods
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak has been asked to immediately assess agricultural land damages. Construction of spurs at crucial junctions has been identified as a solution to protect the villages from further damage. Siang River has recorded a decline in water levels, though in an insignificant manner. CM Pema Khandu has also urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to depute an inter-Ministerial team.