Min visits flood affected Bana

BANA, Jul 26: WRD Minister Mama Natung on Wednesday visited Kadeya village and the Eklavya model residential school here in East Kameng district to take stock of the damages caused by flood.
After assessing the damages caused by recent flashfloods and heavy downpour in Bana, the minister interacted with the affected families of Kadeya village and the teaching staff of the school, and assured them that all possible assistance would be provided to them.
The minister urged the district administration to “prepare the damage report as early as possible” and submit it to him. He also urged the administration to release immediate relief to all the affected families at the earliest.
Natung directed the construction company to expedite the work for the bridge over the Kadeya river. He also assured to resolve the drinking water supply crisis at the Eklavya school shortly.
The minister was accompanied by DC Gaurav Singh Rajawat, other government officers, and public leaders.

DDC meeting held
Earlier, on Thursday, Natung chaired a meeting of the district development committee (DDC) in Seppa to conceptualize and finalize project proposals. This was the first meeting of the newly-constituted DDC.
Briefing the house on the objectives of the DDC, the minister said the state government “believes in decentralization of the planning process, wherein demands for developmental needs could be delivered on priority as per the necessity primarily warranted for respective regions.”
Natung said that, following the scrapping of the SADA and the SIDF, “all planning and finalization of proposals will be executed at the district level through the DDC.”
He also said the final selection of proposals would be based on “their rationality, utility, uniformity, and equitability.”
Projects should be beneficial and cater to the needs of a large population, he said, adding that the projects’ “utility, need and non-duplicity should be contemplated upon before submission.”
The minister cautioned against indulging in fund misappropriation, and exhorted the participants to execute every work with extreme diligence.
MLAs Goruk Pordung, Hayeng Mangfi and Biyuram Wahge, the DC, and all other members of the DDC also took part in the discussion. (DIPRO)