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Hailakandi DDMA approves flood-damage estimate proposals

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Hailakandi, June 29: The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Hailakandi has approved a number of proposals related to flood induced damages. Reviewing the department-wise assessment of flood damages in a meeting on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner and Chairman, DDMA, Adil Khan asked the district heads to submit flood damage report of their respective departments as per SDRF norms and the Assam Disaster Management Manual. The meeting unanimously approved 79 numbers of proposals submitted by the Public Health Engineering (PHE), Hailakandi division at an estimated cost of Rs.1.33 crore as per SDRF norms. Till the damaged pipe lines are fully restored, the Deputy Commissioner asked the Executive Engineer, PHE Division to ensure uninterrupted drinking water supply in the flood affected areas as well as in the urban areas of the district.105 piped water supply schemes were affected in the deluge.

It approved the three proposals with estimates submitted by the Water Resources, Hailakandi Division to the tune of Rs.1.33 crore for immediate strengthening of embankment along left bank of Katakhal river from Mohanpur to the confluence at a cost of Rs.43.14 lakh, immediate measures for strengthening of embankment along left bank of river Katakhal from Ratanpur Ghat to Mohanpur at an estimated cost of Rs.23.36 lakh and improvement of Dholeswari and Katakhal drainage Basin Phase-II at Boroitali amounting to Rs.47.52 lakh. Besides breaches in these three embankments, 17 other breaches took place in the district due to the recent unprecedented deluge.
Deputy Commissioner Khan directed the Executive Engineer, Water Resources and Executive Engineer, PWD (Rural Roads) to construct a bamboo bridge on priority basis in the damaged portion of embankment at Tasla as a temporary measure for the convenience of the flood-hit people.

Khan asked the District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Officer to submit post mortem report of cattle and other animals that died due to the deluge so that compensation could be paid to the owners. The Deputy Commissioner directed the veterinary officer to conduct extensive camps for animals in the affected areas and to ensure supply of wheat bran in those areas where fodder scarcity may arise. The meeting approved the proposals submitted by the Joint Director, Health Services at a cost of Rs 7.60 lakh for repairing of 38 partially affected health institutions, including 34 sub centres, besides Rs 1.5 lakh for the damaged Block PHC at Kalinagar. The meeting directed all the Circle Officers of the four revenue circles to submit report of houses damaged, fully and partially, as per SDRF norms by July 2 positively. 72 numbers of roads, culverts and bridges under the PWD rural roads have been affected by the deluge. Nearly Rs.17.93 crore is required for repair of rural roads, Rs.17.19 crore under state roads and Rs.55 lakh under the PWD’s national highways division.

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