Assam: DC Hailakandi inspects damaged infrastructure caused by floods

DC Hailakandi, Assam inspects damaged infrastructure caused by floods; directs officials to make proper assessment of damages .


Following receding of flood waters in Hailakandi district, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli went on a inspection to different flood affected areas to make an on-the-spot assessment of extent of damages.

With officials of water resources department in tow, Deputy Commissioner Jalli visited Bowerghat, Rangauti Part 1, Kalacherra and Samarikona affected areas besides the Rajyeswarpur, Tosla and Wangkai Lankai embankments and directed them to strengthen the embankments on a war footing before the next wave of floods.

She also visited Kalacherra and instructed the public works department officials to repair the culverts and bridge approach immediately. “Madam instructed the officials of concerned departments to put in all efforts to strengthen the embankments and to carry out necessary repairing of the bridge approach at Kalacherra in right earnest, ” said Circle Officer, Hailakandi, Tridip Roy, who accompanied the Deputy Commissioner.

Jalli also visited the erosion affected areas caused by Barak river under Kalinagar Part II of Algapur revenue circle. She visited the Pola sluice gate to see whether it’s functioning or not to its full capacity. “Madam inspected the Pola sluice gate which is functioning properly, ” said Nodal Officer cum Assistant Executive Engineer, Hailakandi Water Resources Division, Biswajit Sinha.

Sinha further said the breach at Mohanpur had occurred last year but could not be plugged due to late allotment of work.

The Deputy Commissioner asked the officials of water resources and other line departments to make field visits for proper assessment of the extent of damages caused by the current wave of floods in the four revenue circles of the district and to submit detailed damage report to her for onward transmission to the government.

The flood situation further improved in the district with water level of Katakhal, Dhaleswari and Barak rivers flowing below the danger mark.

The public health engineering department has been distributing water purifying chemicals and water pouch to the flood affected areas. Medical teams are making frequent visits to flood hit areas and distributing medicines free of cost. 210 quintals of wheat bran have been distributed for the affected livestock. Veterinary camps are being conducted to provide treatment to the affected animals.

The agriculture department has started seed sowing and land preparation for setting up community nurseries at Dinanathpur, Hadishnagar and Kuchila for flood affected farmers. Over 25,000 farm families have been hit by floods. 41.45 hectares of fishery ponds have been affected.

Meanwhile, ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh has been given to the next of kin of the flood victim Jagadish Bhumish. Another unidentified body of a female recovered by the Kalacherra Police Outpost in a decomposed condition Wednesday is feared to have drowned.


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