From our Correspondent
Itanagar, July 6: The ongoing Halaipani mini hydroelectric project in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh, incurred heavy losses due to unprecedented flash floods from June 20 to 26 last, causing immense difficulties to the people of the region, the DC informed in a report on Friday.
The construction of the project was almost complete when disaster struck the project. The construction work at the power house site was also in progress, but the unprecedented flood washed away huge quantity of construction materials and T&P equipments, besides causing irreparable damages to the construction site by depositing huge boulder and sand gravels.
The total loss of materials and structures is estimated at about Rs 1,050 lakh, the restoration of which will require an additional cost of Rs 1450 lakh, the report said.
Further, 11 numbers of existing and mini and micro hydel projects under construction have also been damaged due to the flash floods, for which a restoration cost nearly Rs 1,100 lakh is estimated.
Meanwhile, a delayed report informed that Sowe Kri, father of H Kri, CO Tezu and a resident of Pitong village under Manchal circle, was swept away by a strong current of flood waters while crossing a stream near Halaipani power project on June 26 last.
The body is yet to be recovered, the report added.