Executive members of the East Siang unit of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) led by its president Obing Yomso visited Namsing village in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district and distributed relief to the flood-affected people.

Namsing, along with several of villages of the Mebo sub-division in the district had recently been cut off with the rest of world after the Mebo-Dhola road connecting Mebo and Paglam had snapped due to soil erosion following heavy downpour.

During the visit, the ABK members also handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh sponsored by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to Namsing head gaon bura Duleswar Pangging.

Yomso, while handing over the cheque, thanked the WTI and its executive director Vivek Menon and also Pasighat divisional forest officer (territorial) Tashi Mize who has been coordinating with the Wildlife Trust for such relief works.

Mize said the relief distribution programme of the WTI aims at building cordial relation between the forest department and the local populace.

The WTI in collaboration with the Pasighat forest division had earlier distributed solar lamps to around 70 families and pressure cookers to around 230 families of Mer, Paglam and Namsing villages.

It had also donated Rs 1, 47,000 to the East Siang district administration for its fight against the Covid-19.

ABK, East Siang general secretary Talut Siram while assuring every possible support to the Namsing villagers further appealed to them to conserve flora and fauna which play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance and deterring the floods.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com