Govt submits DPR of Rs 111.85 crore to CWC for flood protect from Balat to Lalpani

Shillong Sept 13: Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Friday informed the Assembly that the state government has submitted a detailed project report (DPR) to the Central Water Commission (CWC) for flood protection works from Balat to Lalpani for an amount of Rs 111.85 crore.

Replying to a query raised by opposition member from Mawsynram, Himalaya Muktan Shangpliang in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said that an estimate for emergency bank protection work at Rs 1.75 crore was also submitted to the government.

On the extent of damage caused by Umngi river in the recent floods during 2018-19 in Balat, Dangar and Lalpani areas, the Chief Minister said, in Balat, there was a loss of land along the left bank due to erosion caused by the river from Puja committee land upto confluence with Dakini river. The total length affected is 500 metres approximately, and width of bank loss is about 5 to 10 metres.

He further informed that there was no damage of Dangar village due to flood in Umngi river. However, there is land loss at Dangar Dop area due to erosion caused by Umngi river.

On Lalpani, he said that there is some river bank erosion due to flood in the river, adding that there was no report on the loss of life and livestock.