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Rain disrupts road communication in East Siang dist

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, June 25 - Surface communication on the Mirem-Mikong-Ruksin (MMR) Road under the Ruksin subdivision of East Siang district has been disrupted as the 30-foot approach road of a bridge over the Sille river was washed away after torrential rains, being experienced in the region for the last few days.

East Siang DC Dr Kinny Singh has directed the PWD to restore the road. After a field visit, the PWD Executive Engineer informed the DC that the approach road towards Niglok has been completely damaged, and that it would take at least 10 to 15 days to restore the road.

Meanwhile, the Ruksin administration has been asked to issue a travel advisory to the public against the use of the MMR Road till its restoration.

Ruksin ADC Kabit Apang also visited the area to take stock of the situation. Niglok Head Gaon Burah Talung Saroh appealed to the visiting ADC to immediately restore communication, stressing that the bridge is the lifeline of the local villages.

Free rations: The East Siang district administration has started distributing free rice to migrant workers under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan scheme. Under this Central Government scheme, 5 kg of rice is being provided to every such worker who does not have any ration card and has not been covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), for two months (May and June).

East Siang DC Dr Kinny Singh and Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong on Wednesday distributed free rice to the migrant works at Pasighat, the district headquarters.

The local MLA said that the scheme would provide relief to the migrant workers. He appreciated the district administration, CBOs, NGOs and frontline workers for providing assistance to the needy during the pandemic. ADC (HQ) Tatdo Borang, SDO (Sadar) Oli Perme, DDMO Genden Tsomu and officials of the Food and Civil Supplies Department were present during the rice distribution programme.

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