LAKHIMPUR: Keshab Mahanta, the minister of Water Resource department, instructed the Lakhimpur district departments to submit reports on flood damages to the district administration on or before July 24. In addition, he suggested each and every employee of the district departments to carry out their responsibility with dedication during the deluge.
He issued these instructions while holding a flood review meeting with Lakhimpur district administration on Thursday evening at 8 pm at the Circuit House of North Lakhimpur after taking stock of the flood scenario of the district. He further instructed the district administration and the Circle Officers to distribute the flood relief items without any kind of anomalies and to remain alert to tackle any kind of situation during the flood days. Similarly, he instructed the District Social Welfare Department to pay importance to distribute infant’s food among the affected families, the Veterinary department to hold veterinary camps in the flood-hit area and to distribute fodder, the district health services to organize medical camps and to distribute medicines as required. The Public Health and Engineering Department was ordered to manage pure drinking water in the flood-affected area and to distribute halogen tablets and allied substances in order to purify drinking water.
Similarly, PWD was also ordered to repair the damaged communication system as far as possible. In the meeting, Lakhimpur DC Dr. Jeevan B, ADCs Bipul Kumar Das, Dipankar Das, Sharangapani Sarmah, CEO of Lakhimpur Zila Parishad Pradip Kumar Doley and Project Director of Lakhimpur DRDA along with departmental heads of the district were present.