Rebia asks people in flood prone areas to stay safe

DOIMUKH, Jun 20: Environment & Forest and Land Management Minister Nabam Rebia on Wednesday inspected the Dikrong River embankment at Huto village in Doimukh area and asked the villagers in flood-prone areas to stay safe and take all essential precautionary measures during monsoon.
“It is high time that the people living along the riverbanks shift their locations from flood prone and landslide areas during the rainy season as a safety measure,” the minister said.
He hoped that the embankment, which was constructed last year, would protect Doimukh Township from flash flood.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the women’s committee of Huto village, the minister assured to construct a concrete link road for the village and the government middle school there.
Rebia also asked the villagers to maintain cleanliness in and around the village area for disease-free life. He was accompanied by the local women leaders of the area during his visit.
Earlier, the minister, along with Chairman of the Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) Nabam Atum, DIA Director Tayi Taggu, and executive members of the Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh inspected Jully and Yupia to select a probable place for establishment of the DIA headquarter.