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Arunachal Pradsh legislator Nyamar Karbak on Sunday visited the flood affected Karga and Peri villages under Kamba circle in West Siang district.

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The legislator was accompanied by Kamba ADC Gobi Nyigyor and the officers and officials of public works and water resources department where they took stock of the situation there.

This was the first official visit of the MLA to these flood affected villages post being re-elected from the Liromoba Assembly constituency.

During the visit at Karga, it was brought to the knowledge of the MLA that the Hiru River had caused severe land erosions to the only road leading to the village thereby threatening not only the WRC fields along the road but also numerous government establishments which are located downstream in Kamba.

Accordingly, the legislator issued immediate directives to the WRD officials to prepare a comprehensive flood control measure for protecting land and other immovable properties of the village.

Karbak also announced that a cement concrete road upto Karga from the existing Aalo-Tato BRTF road would be taken very soon. The Karga village has no motorable road and flash floods have made things worse and caused extensive damages.

Later in the day, the team visited Mikbu area of Peri Village where they came across similar threats posed by Yomgo River along its course.

The locals spoke in length about the recurring flood and soil erosion problems.

Acknowledging the same, Karbak sanctioned a certain amount for temporary flood control measure was directed the WRD officials to start the required works at the earliest.

Further taking note of drinking water problems in the village, an amount of Rs five lakh for laying of water pipes was also sanctioned as the earlier ones were damaged due to floods.

A team of doctors comprising Dr Jarkar Kayi, Dr Bito Yomgam and Dr Pemin Kamki were also a part of the visit and they spread awareness on Japanese Encephalitis and other vector borne diseases to the locals.

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

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