Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering on Friday visited erosion-hit sites at Mebo sub-division in East Siang district and took stock of the alarming situation posed by Siang River on its left bank.
The MP visited affected Borguli, Serum, Namsing and Mer villages under Mebo sub-division and assured the victim families of taking rehabilitation measures from the end of Central and State Governments.
He also inspected the protection work at Borguli portions, where the village women are carrying out protective embankment by filling sand in plastic bags.
Ering helped the women by giving them 400 empty plastic bags and announced a sanction of Rs five lakhs for the anti-erosion measure.
It may be recalled that erosion posed by Siang River rendered 10 families homeless at Serum village last month, while it has gripped several acres of fertile cropland in downstream areas.
Surging water of the river also flooded in low lying Namsing and Mer-Gadum areas and damaged standing crops.
MP Ering told the local villagers of Mebo that he would write about the situation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking central assistance for implementing anti-erosion project at Siang and control the river flow.
He feels necessity of dredging the riverbed, which is gradually rising after it become turbid last year.
“Rough riverbed due to massive siltation on both banks made the river turbulent and causing soil erosion on its banks. It needs modern technology to excavate the river bed and control the water flow at Siang”, Ering observed.
The MP also informed that he would submit proposal for protection of the natural vegetation in Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary located amidst Siang and Sibiya Rivers.
The sanctuary covers a number of islands and sandbars amidst the rivers which is gradually changing in geographical structures due to massive erosion posed by the rivers every year.