CM of Meghalaya calls for a meeting to assess the situation caused by floods in Garo Hills

SHILLONG: 14th June 2022 (PTI Source)

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma held a meeting to evaluate Garo Hills' situation, which has been badly hit by floods and landslides due to heavy rains in recent weeks.

The meeting, which was organised in Tura, was attended by the Depy. Commissioners, the Police Superintendent, and area authorities in the three most severely impacted Garo localities of South West, West, and South Hills.

During the meeting, authorities advised the Meghalaya CM about the different alleviation estimates that are being taken in their particular localities while illuminating them that the circumstance in many regions is getting back to normal as usual because of subsiding rising waters.

The authorities revealed harm to the street foundations, houses and property in all the three localities. Horticulture and cultivating activities have likewise been seriously impacted.

The Meghalaya CM educated all authorities to effectively connect with and broaden all conceivable help arrives for the flood-impacted individuals and families at the earliest.

He likewise educated the authorities of the concerned divisions to assist the most common way of reestablishing electrical cables and road connectivity which have been cut off because of heavy landslides and downpours.

Noticing that floods are a standard event during the monsoons, particularly in the plain areas of West and South West Garo Hills, the Chief Minister likewise apprised the Deputy Commissioners to find a reasonable area for setting up a few pre-assembled structures that will act as an Assistance camp to house impacted individuals during the flood season.

"They can be reused for different critical situations at different times," he said.

Later on, CM paid a visit to the Civil Hospital in Tura and gave the ex gratia to the closest relative of a family that lost three precious lives due to a landslide in the West Garo Hills'  Gambegre region.

Police of the West Garo Hills region said that one landslide was accounted for from Akinpara town in the area.

A wooden scaffold over the Bugi waterway connecting Megua with Jijika, which is the line region of Garo's West and South Regions, was washed away by rising waters on Thursday, June 9. A video of the occurrence was affirmed by police.

The India Met Department has cautioned of disengaged very high precipitation in Meghalaya in the following week to come.