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Khandu, Rijiju make aerial survey

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 30 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein today made an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in eastern Arunachal districts of Lohit, Namsai and Changlang to take stock of the situation.

The CM and his team had a look at the flood condition in areas of Wakro, Namsai, Mahadevpur, Lekang, Jairampur, Miao and Chowkham. More than three lakh people have been affected by the flood in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

Later, in a flood review meeting at Namsai, the Chief Minister informed that funds for immediate flood relief through National and State Disaster Response Funds have been placed with the Department of Disaster Management from where it is being disbursed to the affected districts.

He gave instructions to Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin, who had accompanied him during the aerial survey, for closely monitoring the relief and restoration activities. The CM also instructed Namsai DC RK Sharma to maintain adequate provisions to meet any ration shortage for affected people taking shelter in relief camps.

Khandu, who has been monitoring the flood situation personally, informed that an Inter-Ministerial team from the Centre would be visiting the affected areas soon. He requested the people to cooperate fully with the Central team to help them prepare an �in-depth assessment� and submit its report to the Union Home Ministry �expeditiously�.

Also briefing about the actions being taken by the Centre and the State on the flood situation, Union Minister Rijiju informed that Arunachal�s quota for flood relief funds will be disbursed soon.

Legislators from affected areas � CT Mein, Nikh Kamin, Zingnu Namchoom and Laisam Simai � also accompanied the Chief Minister during the aerial survey.

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