Div Com Ladakh assesses damages in flood affected areas, sets timelines for restoration works

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KARGIL: In order to take stock of the situation and damage caused by flash floods besides measures being taken by the administration for relief and rehabilitation, Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas visited several flood hit villages of Khawos and Sangrah areas.

Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, , Additional DC Kargil Tsering Motup besides senior district officers and engineers of the various engineering wings accompanied the Div Com during the tour.

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The Divisional Commissioner Ladakh conducted an extensive tour of flood affected villages and took first hand appraisal of the situation, extent of damages and the on-going relief and rehabilitation measures for the affected families. He took stock of damages to irrigation canals and khuls, standing crops, trees, roads and houses.

The Div Com also interacted with the locals and listened to their grievances and issues in the aftermath of the flash flood situation. He instructed the concerned officers to speed up the process of assessment of damages in coordination with the PRI members and ensure preparation of the restoration plan at the earliest.

Biswas also visited the KDA Building at Khawos where the affected families have been relocated whose houses were completely damaged during the floods. He interacted with the family members and took stock of the facilities being provided to them.

Earlier, the Divisional Commissioner Ladakh visited Bodh Kharboo and Shakar Chiktan areas including Henaskote, Gongma Lungba, Yogma Lungba, Stakchey, Gomar Juk, Dachay and adjoining villages which were affected due to the flash floods and took on spot assessment of the damages to agricultural lands, water supply lines, irrigation khuls, standing crops and infrastructural assets.

The public representatives of these villages demanded restoration of irrigation khuls, roads, compensation in case of damaged houses, mobile connectivity in the villages among various other issues.

The Divisional Commissioner assured the affected families that the UT Administration is fully committed to address their issues and concerns and all out measures are being taken to speed up the flood restoration works to mitigate their problems.