SLSC approves proposal for rejuvenation of Papum, Poma river sources

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The state level steering committee (SLSC) meeting on ‘Climate change adaptation’ headed by Chief Secretary Satya Gopal here on Thursday approved the proposal for rejuvenation of the spring sources of the Papum and the Poma rivers.
The meeting earlier discussed the submission of the project concept note on the climate change vulnerabilities and rejuvenation of the sources of the two rivers, prepared by the environment & forest (E&F) department’s climate change cell under the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) for the union E&F ministry, at a projected cost of Rs 24.71 crore.
The proposal was approved by the SLSC “as proposed for the total outlay with recommendation of project execution cost @1% of total project cost,” a release from the chief secretary’s office (CSO) said.
“The SLSC also approved constituting a committee for Arunachal Pradesh in making plans and budgeting treatment from ridge to valley, technical, financial assessment of suggested measures in plan and identify the recharge area” under the chairmanship of PCCF (Environment & Climate Change) AK Shukla, the release said.
The committee will be comprised of the rural development special secretary, the chief engineers of PHE and WRD departments, the animal husbandry & veterinary director, the agriculture director, and the environment & climate change (ECC) deputy director.
The project proposal approved by the SLSC is the first of its kind in the state to be submitted under the NAFCC scheme.
The presentation was made by ECC Deputy Director D Dohu Robin, the CSO said.