SILCHAR: Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli visited various flood-affected areas under Borkhola development block including Chutrasangan village of Chesri GP on Wednesday. Jalli visited the flood-ravaged areas to monitor the relief distribution activities in various non-camp areas of Borkhola development block along with Borkhola block development officer Herry Paul Fernandez and other officials. She expressed her satisfaction noticing the pace of relief distribution process in such difficult terrain area by the block staff and elected Panchayat members where approximately 400 people reside.
DC Jalli also took stock of the situation and held discussion with concerned officials regarding other issues such as river related erosion and livelihood possibilities post flood with the people of that area. She laid emphasis on the construction of a dam in that area to check the river erosion during monsoon season and she pointed out that for resolving those issues she will hold a meeting with the concerned departments after the flood situation. Fodders were also distributed in the flood affected areas for the cattles.
On Tuesday, Cachar DC Jalli visited flood-affected areas of Rajnagar and Kumarpara GP under Salchapra Development Block to take the stock of flood situation in these areas. She also interacted with the flood-affected people, Jalli also visited the eroded sites of Manikpur and Roypur on foot and examined the extent of damages caused by the flood water.
Jalii also instructed the concerned department to close down the road to Neargram as heavy vehicles carrying bricks were plying which caused major damages to the roads. In Rajnagar she directed the officials to set up medical camps and also interacted with the local people regarding the repair and construction of the Manikpur END bund.
Local residents who opposed earlier to give their lands and created a hindrance in the process of construction of the bund, later, with the special initiative taken by DC Jalli people were convinced and assured their cooperation with the district administration and government in every possible way.
DC Jalli also sought opinion from local representatives regarding the measures to be taken to tackle the flood and erosion issues permanently. In this regard the local representatives requested DC for construction of a new sluice gate. DC Jalli also assured them to discuss this matter with the concerned department in the proper forum, stated a press release.