Arunachal's key infrastructure damaged amid heavy rain, review meets held: Pema Khandu

Arunachal's key infrastructure damaged amid heavy rain, review meets held: Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that several key infrastructures have faced damage amidst heavy downpour over the last two weeks across the state, and review meetings were held.

Speaking exclusively to India Today NE, CM Khandu informed that two review meetings to get first-hand information have been held, further adding, “The funds from relief department have been disbursed in advance to all the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts across the state. Relief camps and shelters have also been established by the assistance of the district administration to provide immediate relief to the affected families.”

He informed that the final assessment reports are being compiled, following which they will be shared with the Ministry of Home Affairs for further assistance from Centre.

Furthermore, he stated that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is also concerned on getting reports of landslides, flood damages from our state and assured for any help from Centre on priority basis.

He appealed to the citizens of Arunachal to stay safe and take precautions by leaving the volatile and vulnerable areas, urging them to obey the instructions by the administration and be aware and alert by using technology. He asked them to stay updated with IMD warnings as natural calamities cannot be fought, however precautionary measures to be safe can be taken.

Khandu added that the delay in stipend and scholarship of students will be addressed and the issue will be resolved after taking a review meeting with finance and education departments of the state.

Mama Natung, the home minister of Arunachal, who is also the (Public Health Engineering Department) PHED minister, stated that several pipelines of the PHE department have been damaged due to landslides and soil erosion across the state, disrupting the water supply to the citizens in several locations. "Our officials, engineers, labourers with all men and machineries are working on war footing manner to restore the damage pipelines to ensure smooth water supply to the citizens."

Phurpa Tsering, the advisor of PwD minister stated that he remains on ground till night to ensure immediate repair of damaged roads, highways of capital city. He also informed that he recently restored the Jote route and that repair work of damaged Jullang road also began ahead of fund allocations.

Arunachal East MP, Tapir Gao acknowledged the monsoon disaster in several districts of the state and stated that landslides and floods don't come giving warning so we citizens should take precautions and avoid earth cutting down vulnerable zones. Government preparations are on war footing manner and soon relief and rehabilitation will began for the affected families.