Assam seeks Arunachal’s help in addressing flood problem

[ Prafulla Kaman ]

DHEMAJI, 25 Jun: Assam’s Dhemaji district administration has sought the Lower Siang district administration’s help in addressing the flood problem in Assam’s Silapathar and adjoining areas.

On Saturday, Dhemaji DC Asim Kr Bhattacharya met

Lower Siang DC Marto Riba and apprised him of the flood caused by perennial streams and rainwater flowing down the hills in Arunachal during monsoon.

Assam MP Pradan Baruah and MLA Bhuban Pegu also attended the meeting and sought help from the Lower Siang administration in preparing a joint master plan to control flooding by the perennial streams.

During the meeting, the participants resolved to engage the Border Roads Organisation and engineers from both the states to conduct a technical survey.

The team will also prepare an action plan to drain out clogged water from Likabali and Silapathar township areas and regulate the perennial streams.

They also sought help from the Indian Army and the IRBn stationed in Likabali.

Likabali-based 22nd IRBn Commanding Officer M Ahmed, Dhemaji ADC Utpal Doley and Sissiborgaon (Assam) CO Nilotpal Pathok also attended the meeting.