Disaster Management Secretary Bidol Tayeng and Director Kanto Danggen on Wednesday visited the flood-affected villages of Mebo Sub-Division in East Siang of Arunachal Pradesh along with local MLA Lombo Tayeng.
Three officers from NDRF, Executive Engineer (WRD) T Jamoh, Deputy Director of Agriculture YJ Lego, in-charge Circle Officer (Namsing) B Yirang and DDMO Genden Tsomu accompanied the team during the visit.
The team members visited the eroded river banks at Borguli, Seram, Namsing, Ralling and Sigar villages.
They interacted with the flood-affected people of these villages. The Disaster Management Department sanctioned Rs. 15 lakh for the houses damaged by the flood. The relief amount will be deposited in the bank accounts of the victims.
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak has also been asked to immediately assess the agricultural land and crop damages because of the erosion. Hundreds of people have lost their agricultural land due to the ongoing flood in these villages.
The team could not reach some of the flood-affected areas such as Partung riverine island due to strong current in Siang River.
The team emphasised the need for immediate action to save these villages from being washed away. Construction of spurs at crucial junction has been identified as solution to protect the villages from further damage.
The Siang has recorded an insignificant decline in water level.
The water has been found to be murky, which has led to deposit of sediments causing diversion of the river towards the left bank that is threatening Borguli, Seram, Namsing, Sigar, Raling and other villages.
MLA Tayeng discussed this issue with the State government.
The Chief Minister has accordingly taken up the matter with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for immediately deputing an inter-ministerial central team to East Siang district to assess the damages caused by the Siang, an official statement said.