FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Aug 22: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki on Friday assured the tiol Disaster Response Force (NDRF) suitable land for establishment of a unit headquarters in the state.
NDRF Commandant S K Sastri and Deputy Commandant Manohar Singh called on the CM at his offices here and placed the need for space for stationing a unit of the NDFR in the vicinity of the state capital.
The meeting was also attended by Home Minister Tanga Byaling, Civil Aviation Minister Thangwang Wangham, Parliamentary Secretaries Likha Saaya and Bamang Felix, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and other officers including the Papum Pare deputy commissioner, an official communiqué informed here today. On request of the NDRF Commandant, Tuki assured to allow stationing of an NDRF unit at Doimukh in the space allotted to SSB under the Union Home Ministry for the time till a permanent site is filized and allotted to NDRF near Hollongi. The said space is yet to be occupied by SSB and lying vacant.
According to the NDRF official as both NDRF and SSB are under the Union Home Ministry all clearances have been already obtained for stationing a NDRF unit at the said space.
Admitting the importance of presence of NDRF personnel in the state, especially in the vicinity of the state capital prone to sudden tural calamities, the Chief Minister directed concerned officials to facilitate smooth stationing of the unit temporarily at Doimukh.
The NDRF Commandant said that a unit is all set to establish base near the state capital and is just waiting for a green sigl from the state government.