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Sikkim flash floods: MoS Ajay Mishra meets CM Tamang, assures Centre’s assist

Gangtok (Sikkim) [India], October 8 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra on Sunday held a gathering with Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on the CM’s residence in Gangtok to debate the scenario of flash floods within the state.

MoS Mishra is on a two-day go to to Sikkim to take stock of flash flood-affected areas.

Earlier on Saturday, he visited the flash flood-affected areas in Rangpo.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Minister Amit Shah deputed MoS Ajay Kumar Mishra to go to the state a day after flash floods triggered by cloudbursts wreaked havoc within the state.

MoS Mishra reached Gangtok on Friday night time. On Saturday morning, he chaired a gathering with the Chief Secretary and anxious head of departments of the State Government, and senior officers of the Army, ITBP, BRO, NHIDCL and NHPC at Gangtok.

Addressing the assembly, MoS Mishra mentioned that the Government of India is carefully monitoring the scenario in Sikkim and all the mandatory help and help for the State is underway.

He mentioned that PM Modi and Amit Shah are in fixed contact with the State Chief Minister with regard to the extent of damages and rescue and reduction work.

He additional knowledgeable that the Centre has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Central staff comprising senior officers of 5 Ministries of the Centre, specifically Agriculture, Road Transport and Highways, Jal Shakti, Energy and Finance.

The staff will go to the State at the moment to take stock of the bottom scenario, assess the damages and supply help wherever vital, in line with the assertion.

MoS Mishra additionally known as on the Governor of Sikkim Lakshman Prasad Acharya at Raj Bhavan and guaranteed of all potential help to the State from the Central Government to beat the disaster.

Later, he visited the Army camp at Burdong the place most casualties have occurred, in line with the MHA assertion.

As per the assertion, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) carried out a rescue operation proper from October third night time itself, and evacuated greater than 175 individuals, and they’re operating reduction centres inside their totally different camps. 40 individuals have been stranded into a very lower off space, they have been rescued by way of extremely harmful terrain and evacuated by way of tough rivers by way of cables and ropes.

Further 6 individuals have been rescued, who have been trapped on the opposite facet of the dam tunnel. 68 individuals have been stranded at Zanak, which is 16,000 toes in peak, and everybody was rescued safely and dropped at ITBP camp at Goma. Four stranded households have been dropped at Lachung BOP of ITBP and they’re tenting there.

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Saturday mentioned that most harm within the flash floods in Teesta River happened after the 1200 MW dam in Chungthang within the State’s Mangan district broke alleging substandard building work by the earlier authorities within the State.

As per the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA) report of October 7 as of 10 am, the dying toll was registered at 27 with with 141 individuals nonetheless reported lacking. It mentioned 2413 individuals have been rescued, and 1203 homes have been broken within the flash flood.

It additional mentioned that about 25,065 individuals have been disaster-affected to this point and 6875 individuals have been shifted to reduction camps. The Sikkim authorities has arrange 22 reduction camps.

The Lhonak glacier within the Sikkim Himalayas burst on October 3, breaching one facet of the lake resulting in the rise within the water ranges in Teesta and inundating a number of areas of the state. (ANI)