|Central team in Tawang to assess damages|
ITANAGAR, April 29 - A Central team consisting of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Joint Secretary Beena Kumari and officers from Ministry of Finance, NITI Aayog and Geological Survey of India arrived at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh today to assess the damages caused by recent landslides.
The team accompanied by State Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin, Disaster Management Commissioner Hage Kojeen and others visited Shingteng, Bomdir, Kyableng, worst-hit Famla, Kakalling slide point and also inspected damages in Tawang town. Besides an on-the-spot assessment of damages, the team will also make an assessment of the nature of relief and compensation package needed, after holding discussions with State and district officials.
Torrential rain-triggered landslides had claimed 18 lives in Tawang in two separate incidents on April 22 and 23 last, including 16 labourers at Famla, 5 kms from Tawang town.
Prime Minister has already sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons killed and Rs 50,000 each to those seriously injured in the landslide in Tawang.