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Arunchal MP suggests to Centre for dredging of Siang river

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

from Arunachal Pradesh, has suggested to the Centre for dredging of the to solve the recurrent flood and erosion problems in the downstream areas of and

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The Congress from Arunachal East constituency on Saturday in a letter to apprised him of the large-scale soil erosion taking place along the banks of in district which has posed a serious threat to the lives of people in riverine areas.

With Siang river in spate and flowing above danger level, the expressed deep concern over large-scale siltation in the riverbed and soil erosions in downstream areas of Borguli and Serum villages under Mebo sub-division and Pertung, Sika-Bamin and Sika-Tode in Pasighat area.

To bring a permanent solution to over flooding and erosion of downstream areas,

Ering pleaded the PM to initiate preventive measures such as dredging of Siang river from Rengging to Oiramghat in Assam, construction of embankments along both banks of the river till Oiramghat, and initiating dialogue with on the release of water from the dams in Yarlung Zangpo in to solve flooding and erosion of downstream areas.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 14:15 IST