Ministers Jogen Mahan, Urkhao Gwra Brahma visit flood-affected areas in Chirang
Minister of Land and Revenue and Disaster Management Authority Jogen Mohan, accompanied by Minister of Handloom and Textile, and Guardian Minister of Chirang
KOKRAJHAR/ BONGAIGAON: Minister of Land and Revenue and Disaster Management Authority Jogen Mohan, accompanied by Minister of Handloom and Textile, and Guardian Minister of Chirang district, Urkhao Gwra Brahma on Friday visited Chirang district to take stock of the current flood situation and the measures so far being taken by the district administration for controlling it.
After arriving at Kajalgaon, both the ministers held a meeting with the Chirang district administration in the presence of Sidli MLA Jayanta Basumatary and Bijni MLA Ajay Kumar Ray in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office at Kajalgaon. Then they visited erosion-affected spot at Bengtal Rani Sundari and assessed the damages caused by Aei River.
Observing the situation, as the Minister of Land and Revenue and Disaster Management Authority, Jogen Mohan asked the Deputy Commissioner and Executive Engineer of Water Resources department to take immediate steps for protection of erosion by utilizing necessary fund from the District Disaster Management Authority. The ministers also visited Laokriguri relief camp and interacted with the camp inmates on various issues like relief material distribution, availability of facilities for health safety, drinking water, electricity and sanitation.
Minister Jogen Mohan urged the Deputy Commissioner to distribute adequate quantity of relief materials, including Rs 95,100 to those families whose houses were fully damaged due to flood and erosion and Rs 3,800 to all families taking shelter in relief camps for purchasing of utensils as per the guidelines mentioned in the standard operating procedure for relief operation. Jogen Mohan expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made by the district administration in managing the unprecedented floods in the district and in providing basic amenities, including food, water and medical services in relief camps.
In Laokriguri relief camp, as many as 455 people of 78 families were badly hit by the recent flood waters of Nijla River. Later, the ministers also visited flood-hit areas of Laokriguri village and assessed the ground reality.
Briefing the media, Jogen Mohan expressed concern over the loss of property and damage caused to crops of the people. He assured that the State Government would continue to provide all possible assistance to cope with the flood situation for the welfare of people.
Chirang Deputy Commissioner Narendra Kumar Shah, Superintendent of Police Pranjit Borah, and other officials of district administration and water resources department were also present during their visit.