DA distributes compensation

ITANAGAR, May 24: PWD Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso on Thursday disbursed cheques, which were provided as relief assistance by the capital complex district administration, among the families affected by the thunderstorms that had lashed the capital on 29 March, 25 April, and 11 May.
Sympathizing with the families, Kaso expressed hope that the relief amount would be utilized for the purpose for which it has been provided. Emphasizing the need for disaster preparedness in view of the approaching monsoon, he appealed to the public to refrain from residing in low-lying areas and along the riverside.
Kaso requested the administration to conduct awareness programmes on disaster management, and to publish in the local dailies from time to time the dos and don’ts in various disaster situations.
Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan, who was present on the occasion, informed about the working of the emergency operating centre and about the 24-hour toll-free helpline number, 1077, issued by the district disaster management authority (DDMA), for any assistance.
Saying disasters do not come knocking, the DC urged the residents of the capital complex to move to safer locations.
DDMO Moromi Dodum Sonam informed that the list of the affected families was examined, scrutinized, and finalized in the DEC meeting held on 18 May.
She lauded Kaso, describing him as “one of the MLAs who always respond to any call for assistance.” She also lauded the DC for providing the relief assistance to the victims at the earliest.
Sonam also requested the capital’s residents to refrain from residing in vulnerable areas. She informed them, as per the DM Act, 2005, those who reside in vulnerable areas are not entitled to assistance of any kind in case of any disaster. (DIPRO)