80 Families Lose Their Homes in Pre-Monsoon Floods in Arunachal 

Pre-Monsoon flooding of Noa Dihing River disrupts life in Arunachal Pradesh

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Ironically for India, as its Marathwada battles drought – as humans, cattle and trees alike starve for water – 80 families in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh have lost their homes to the pre-monsoon flooding of the Noa Dihing River. Another 100 families too have been affected by the floods.

64 families were in Dumpani and 16 families in Jyotipur villages under Diyun circle, an official report from the district administration said on Tuesday. Local MLA Nikh Kamin took stock of the situation on Monday, along with the ADC, EAC, Indian Army and Police, the report said.

Kamin visited the affected areas at Jyotipur and Dumpani villages. The MLA has assured the victims of every possible help, saying that he would appeal to the government for a permanent solution for the menace of Noa Dihing which takes away a chunk of fertile land of the state every year.

An amount of Rs 1.2 lakh each was given to victims as immediate relief while the administration has distributed several quintals of food items. Kamin lauded the Indian Army, Dumba Camp for their active role in the rescue operation and for their donation of rations and other items.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) S Miji and Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) Tagam Mibang have advised people not to go back and stay along the riverside until the monsoon is over because the water level could rise anytime and could be dangerous.

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