Rijiju meets farmers in flood-hit Arunachal, assures all help

15 Jul 2017

Union minister Kiren Rijiju today met farmers in Arunachal Pradesh where floods have caused heavy damage to crops and assured them of all help from the Centre and the state government.
Rijiju, along with a central team, visited the deluge- affected Aalo area in West Siang district and assessed the situation in villages there. The minister of state for home met the farmers who have lost their standing crops, houses and family members, and listened to their grievances in the presence of district management. "I assure you all possible help from the state as well as from the Centre. Due to very bad weather, sometimes it becomes difficult to visit each and every area to assess the damage but the government has been monitoring the situation very closely and no one would be left behind," he said.
The Union minister also talked to senior officials of the district management and took stock of their response and preparedness. He asked authorities to expedite the distribution of medicines to the villagers as there was a looming threat of a malaria outbreak. Farmers, who had gathered in a large number, personally briefed the minister about the entire situation and sought relief. Rijiju today also stressed on better coordination between the Centre and the Arunachal Pradesh government in improving the state's educational institutions.
Rijiju inaugurated the permanent building of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Gumto, Doimukh in Papum Pare district in presence of state minister of urban development, planning and housing, Nabam Rebia. "It is a proud moment for all that the new permanent building of the school was inaugurated today," he said. The Union minister also donated Rs 50,000 to the school which has been built on 54 acres. Praising the overall academic performance of Navodaya schools, the minister of state for home said relationship between students and teachers should be cordial.