SILCHAR, Feb 8 - An inter-ministerial Central team comprising three members is here to assess the extent of loss suffered by residents of Cachar district in recent years. Several human lives were lost, heads of cattle were killed and crops were destroyed due to recurrent floods in the Barak Valley.
The team comprising Gopal Saran, scientist from New Delhi, and Dr Wagmare, Director (Sugarcane Development), Ministry of Agriculture, are scheduled to visit specific locations like the sinking zone at Sib Bari Road-Kalain Road under the Silchar Sadar Revenue Circle, Berenga and Bethukandi under the Silchar Sadar Circle, the embankment breach at Jhangarbali village and erosion-affected areas under the Sonai Circle.
The team has already visited the flood-affected areas at Singerbond under Lakhipur Circle. Members of the team held discussions with the Cachar Deputy Commissioner and other line departments regarding the post-flood damage and reconstruction measures.
After the field visit, the team members took part in a meeting organised by the Cachar District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan, who is also the chairman of the DDMA. A brief presentation was made on the havoc caused by flood in 2017.
“We will try and cover all the areas which have been affected by flood. Also, damage done to roads and agriculture land will be examined and reports will be sent to the Government,” said Dr L Wagmare.