CM assures help, PS Tayeng takes stock of flood hit Paglam

cm assures help floodITANAGAR, June 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has assured placement of sufficient funds and all possible help for the flood situation at Paglam and Dambuk. This was disclosed to the Parliamentary Secretary WRD Gum Tayeng, when she took up the matter on Sunday here at Itanagar.

The CM further assured immediate resumption of helicopter service to Dambuk. Reportedly, the chopper service to the area was discontinued at Dambuk due to obstruction at the landing ground.

Earlier today, Parliamentary Secretary for Water Resource Department (WRD) cum Dambuk MLA, Gum Tayeng visited the flood ravaged Paglam to take stock of the groud situation. Paglam is one of the worst flood hit area in the entire state and has been feeling the brunt of nature’s fury since monsoon began.


The Parliamentary Secretary along with ADC Dambuk Atul Tayeng accompanied by Assistant Engineer WRD, PWD, CO Paglam, ZPMs Paglam and Bizari and others visited Loglung village. Tayeng also visited Dotung River which is one of the causes for flood in the area. To mitigate the flood damages in Paglam, the MLA has placed Rs. 10 lakhs with WRD for immediate restoration works. She also visited the Government Higher Secondary School Paglam and the Police Out Post which have been damaged by the flood.

The MLA further instructed that classes be shifted to safer location so that studies are not hampered. She further directed the ADC to place country boats at Loglung, 10 km and 14 km off Paglam-Dambuk road for free of cost travel for the public with a nominal fee for commercial vehicles, as she will be personally bearing all expenses for the same.


While appreciating the timely action of the local administration, the MLA instructed the ADC to make a proper damage assessment of the entire area and necessary relief be made available immediately. The public demand for assistance to facilitate shifting of Paglam village from current location was agreed to by the MLA and she assured all possible help.

Sources informed that MLA has already taken up the matter of relief and restoration with the Chief Minister. While discouraging the flurry of VIP visits during calamities, she said that instead of wasting precious time and meagre resources of the local administration it would be better to provide necessary reliefs.

src: arunachaltimes