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Silchar soon to have a mini secretariat: Cachar DC

Silchar soon to have a mini secretariat: Cachar DC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Silchar, July 15: A mini secretariat is soon going to come up in Silchar which is great news for the entire Barak Valley.

A team led by V B Pyarelal, Additiol Chief Secretary, will visit the town this month. It has been assured by S Viswathan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, at a press-meet held at his office on Friday evening.

Addressing the media-persons he said, “The flood situation of this valley is grim. Till July 13, rainfall in Barak valley has been 2206 mm. It was 3340 mm and 2785 mm in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Till September 2017, it is expected that it may cross 3300 mm.”

S Viswathan further said, “We had a flood review meeting with Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on last Monday. Of late, the increasing water level of Barak River is a matter of concern. 2 villages and 53 villages under 2 revenue circles, Silchar Sadar and Katigorah, respectively have been badly affected.

The district administration of Cachar has assured that the 398 flood affected families of the valley will be provided an amount of Rs.2000/- each. The amount will be directly transferred into their bank accounts. Moreover, relief camps have been organized at Malinibeel, Betukandi and Kaligar at Katigorah.

“Out of these 398 families, 384 families belong to Silchar Sadar Revenue Circle and 14 to Katigorah Revenue Circle. Many affected families are still staying at Malinibeel area as they are trapped and are waiting for water to subside. The District Disaster Magement Authority (DDMA), Cachar, is continuously looking after their dire needs and necessities. The concerned Circle Officers are also looking after the arrangements,” the DC added.

The inmates of these relief camps have been provided with basic facilities. Special arrangements have been made for women, children, physically challenged and elderly persons, packets of disinfectants and security.

“We are hopeful that water level will not rise any further. I am also hopeful that by December 2017, roads of this valley will be developed, well built and constructed. In addition to this, ex gratia amount of Rs.4 lakh each has been paid in 5 out of 6 death cases. No kith and kin of late Apurba Bhattacharjee has come forward for claiming any amount. Since From January 1, 2017, to July 14, 2017, there are 6 death and 2 missing cases due to tural calamities.

DC Cachar also informed that 269 hectares of agricultural land at Cachar has been badly affected. “The draige system of this town is also not to the mark. Silchar Municipal Board and the district administration should work in tandem to improve it. SMB has always been supporting us in all respect. The problem of water logging is indeed grim and needs to be addressed at the earliest. Out of the 200 crores which have been provided for the development, 77 crores have been kept reserved for the master draige system,” said the DC.

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