“The officials are working hard on ground but some errors need to be rectified to ensure an efficient and smooth dealing of the crisis” ,says Minister Jayantamalla Baruah.
Janasanyog, SILCHAR, June 28: This is an unprecedented crisis and this place has never seen such a devastating flood before. The officials are working really hard on ground but some errors need to be rectified to ensure an efficient and smooth dealing of the crisis.
This was stated by the minister for PHE,SEED & Tourism,Jayantamalla Baruah while briefing the media at office of the deputy commissioner here on Tuesday.
In response to a question by the media about the dyke’s damage in Bethukandi, the minister said all the miscreants found involved in damaging the embankment would be punished sternly.
He mentioned that the dyke’s restoration work has been started and asked the media persons to visit the work, if they wish to. On being asked if any district administration official was involved in connection with the damage of the embankment, the minister said the matter would be probed and action taken against administration officials if found involved in the same.
Earlier,minister Baruah who is on his maiden visit to cachar ,arrived Silchar in the morning and took stock of the situation in connection with floods in this part of the state.
Minister Baruah also held a meeting at the conference hall of deputy commissioner’s office to review the flood situation of Cachar district.
During the meet, Minister Baruah gave instructions to the officials of various line departments to ensure relief materials are provided to flood-affected people.
The minister, as per the instructions of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, instructed the health department to make sure health camps are organised and medicines, baby food provided to citizens to various parts of the district in this period of crisis.
Minister Baruah gave instructions to the PHE department to install hand pumps so that people get potable water and set up public toilets near relief camps, especially in rural areas. for people’s convenience. Water purifier packets and chlorine tablets in adequate quantities are to be distributed to the flood-hit places, the minister instructed.
He also directed the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited to restore electricity in areas where floodwaters have receded and the situation is improving. The minister also directed two officials – Bikram Koiri (who is in charge of rural areas to supervise affairs related to flood) and Ranadeep Dam (who is in charge of urban areas) to ensure relief items are provided to people properly.
The minister further instructed the district administration officials to follow the directives given by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and carry out all necessary work to resolve the flood-related issues on a war footing. After the meet, minister Baruah interacted with media persons and assured the government is making all efforts to resolve the crisis at the earliest.
Others including Cachar deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli, MP Dr Rajdeep Roy, MLAs Dipayan Chakraborty, Kaushik Rai and Mihir Kanti Shome were also present.
This is stated in a press release issued from the Regional Information and Public Relations Office, Barak Valley zone.