Itanagar: With no improvement in weather condition, the flood situation in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh deteriorated as new areas were inundated and over 100 families rendered homeless.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein who air-dashed to the state capital on Saturday from New Delhi on the directive of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, visited the flood-affected districts of Lohit, Namsai, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang to take stock of the situation.
The Chief Minister asked Mein to evaluate the scenario and instill confidence among the locals, an official report said. Khandu, who is personally monitoring the situation, had earlier deputed MLAs Mohesh Chai, Chow Zingnu Namchoom and Laisam Simai to take stock of the flood situation in their respective districts.
Mein is in constant touch with the legislators of the affected areas and has asked them to expedite and oversee the relief works. He appealed to the people to remain calm, careful and vigilant and assured them that the government would provide all assistance in carrying out relief and restoration work in the flood-hit districts.
The Noa-Dehing River has flooded the entire Lekang circle while the entire Namsai Township and its adjoining villages, mostly under Piyong circle are badly affected. The water level of Noa-Dehing and Jengthu rivers are flowing above the danger mark, a report from Namsai said.
The flood situation under Chongkham circle also remains grim as the water level of the Lohit, Kamlang, Berreng, Tengapani rivers and its tributaries are rapidly increasing. The worst affected areas are Gunanagar, Alubari, Injo, Insa, Pangkhao and Kherem.
The floods have also caused massive erosion of the river banks and damaged the cultivated lands, paddy fields, tea gardens, horticultural fields, livestocks.