Basar appeals to Govt to send inspection team to Leparada

ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Basar MLA Gokar Basar has appealed to state Government to immediately send a team to the areas affected by the September 17 cloudburst which caused massive destruction and death of two people in the Leparada district.

The MLA informed that till now no assistance has been provided to restore normalcy in the affected areas.

“I met the Chief Minister on September 23 last to seek assistance and was assured of help. However, nothing has happened though almost a month has passed. Through district administration we have sent a damage report to the state government,” Basar said.

He met Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar at the Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday to press the  Government for the help.

“I have appealed to the CS to send a team to assess the damage at ground level. He has assured to send the team. The Dari circle especially has been hit the hardest. Sago circle has also suffered partial damage,” the MLA informed MLA.

He further informed that Ego camp town has been completely washed away and Ego river is now flowing through the township area.

“In most areas there is no electricity. The roads, WRC, horticulture, agriculture fields, irrigation channels, government and private property etc all have been damaged. This is the worst damage caused by a natural disaster in the history of our area,” he added.

The MLA also said the ex gratia of death people have not been released yet and he is pursuing the matter with officials of the disaster management.

“I am doing whatever is possible from my side.  Various NGOs including community based organisations have supported the affected people and I thank them. However, unless state government help, complete restoration will not be possible,” he said.

He, however, said the Leparada district administration has carried out assessment which may be released first so that immediate restoration work may be taken up.

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