SILCHAR, June 4 -�Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said the State government will soon survey the vulnerable spots prone to landslides.�
Addressing a review meeting at the conference hall of Cachar Deputy Commissioner on the recent landslides in the Barak Valley, which claimed 21 lives across the three districts, the Chief Minister said, �The government is concerned over the grave situation regarding landslides in Barak Valley and, hence, it has decided that a survey of the spots prone to landslides shall be conducted for which assistance would be taken from Geological Survey of India. Also, landslide monitoring and response team headed by Deputy Commissioners of respective districts has been constituted to maintain a close vigil on the areas to avert mishaps and loss of lives.��
As part of the meeting, Sonowal reviewed the flood situation in the valley and also took stock of the arrangements to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts. He also directed that proper arrangement, including food, should be made at the relief camps and also asked the officials concerned to ensure social distancing at these camps at all cost.�
The Chief Minister also distributed ex-gratia under SDRF norms worth Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in the presence of Deputy Commissioners Anbamuthan MP and MN Dahal.�
It may be mentioned that the Cachar district administration had already distributed the ex-gratia cheques among the family members of the victims.�
Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar, Minister of Forest and Environment Parimal Suklabaidya, Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy, Karimganj MP Kripanath Mallah and MLAs of respective constituencies attended the meeting.