Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju has assured the Arunachal Pradesh government that an inter-ministerial team will be visiting East Siang district soon to assess the damages caused by the recent floods, according to an official release issued in Itanagar on Thursday.
The Siang River has caused widespread destruction in the district this monsoon due to heavy rain in China where the river originates.
Massive erosion has left several families homeless in East Siang district of the State.
Over 1,000 families living in the catchment areas of East Siang district were affected by the flood.
According to the release, Disaster Management Secretary Bidol Tayeng called on Rijiju in New Delhi on Tuesday to apprise him of the situation in the district.
Stressing the need for ‘flood protection’ along Siang River, the secretary pressed for early visit of a central team to inspect the district and assess the losses, the release further stated.
Rijiju on his part said he was yet to receive a requisition letter from the State Government in this regard.
However, he promised to send an inter-ministerial team for assessment at the earliest.
“The team of experts will be visiting the district and file a report, based on which plans will be made to tame the Siang river,” the official release stated, quoting Rijiju.