Arunachal Pradesh Govt Announces Exgratia for Landslide Victims

Governor Rajkhowa advised the state government to warn people living in landslide and flood prone areas.

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Army men carry out rescue works after landslide at village Phamla in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa and Chief Minister Kalikho Pul have expressed shock and grief over the loss of 16 lives in a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains at Tawang on Friday.

Praying for the departed souls, the Governor announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs one lakh for the nearest kins of each of the 16 workers who died in the landslide, a statement released from his office said.

Chief Minister Pul too announced exgratia relief of Rs four lakhs to the next of kins of the deceased, Rs two lakhs to the critically injured, Rs 50,000 and Rs 4,000 to the injured persons as per the relief norms of the government.

Rajkhowa also mourned the death of the 15-year-old boy Dipak Deori of Namsai, who lost his life due to drowning in the Namsai floods and announced Rs one lakh as exgratia.

The Governor called upon the people to remain alert and take necessary precautions as the state was experiencing heavy rainfall, the release said. He also advised the state government and district administration to warn people living in landslide and flood prone areas, the release added.

Mourning the death of 16 persons due to the landslide, Pul termed the incident as unfortunate, an official release said.

Pul also discussed the matter with Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who assured all help and support to the state government.

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