Flood situation improves in Arunachal
Itanagar: With improvement in weather conditions, the flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh is limping back to normalcy as majority of the rivers in this land-locked state showing a receding trend in the past two days.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday appealed Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to send an official team to the state to assess the prevailing situation and the damages caused, thereby enabling the state government to ably tackle the situation.
"The state machinery is working round the clock in coordination with Indian Army and Indian Air Force to carry out rescue and relief operations," Tuki said.
Torrential rains have caused havoc in most parts of the state. Poor and rural people in interior parts are the worst affected. Even the state capital, Itanagar was cut off from rest of the world for the last few days.
The CM in the memorandum also said, heavy rains since about a week triggered the first incidents of landslides and flash floods on June 24 causing extensive damages of road communication and inundation of villages in Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley, East Siang and East Kameng districts.
Hundreds of villagers have been rendered homeless and marooned in various pockets of these districts.