Following the rush of water in Siang river after the Tibet landslide block breached on Friday reached Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh and downstream Assam on Saturday morning, Union Minister of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said “no harms can happen in Arunachal Pradesh”.
Union Minister Rijiju said this while talking with the media in Itanagar.
A report published on Saturday by Arunachal24.in, quoted Rijiju as saying “Siang river is a very big river, when there are some natural calamities or some type of earthquakes or landslide, then it pose dangers to the people living in downstream”.
“The Chinese govt is sharing information with the Indian authorities, and the Indian authorities also sharing the information with the district administration in the Siang belt. All the precautionary measure are being taken,” the report further quoted Rijiju as saying.
It may be mentioned that due to huge landslide in Tibet the normal course of the river flow has been blocked, so there is also some disturbance in the course of the normal flow of river Siang.
Stating that all precautionary measures have been taken by the Government, Rijiju said the authorities concerned are keeping everything on track and have advised the people, who may be affected, not to venture out on the bank of river Siang for fishing or other activities.
Rijiju further said, “In the event of sudden outburst or sudden release or flow of the river no harms can happen.”
Though surging water refilled the drying up Siang river in Siang belt of Arunachal and downstream Assam in the morning, yet water is flowing below the danger mark till this evening.