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Food scarcity hits Dibang
Itanagar, MAY 2 (Agencies)
Published on 3 May. 2010 12:46 AM IST
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Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh has been severely affected by food scarcity as the district remained cut off from the rest of the country for the past several days following disruption of surface communication.
According to UNI report, local MLA Rajesh Tacho has urged Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to press chopper services into the calamity-hit areas of the district for airdropping relief items and evacuating people stranded at various locations till the road, washed away at several places, is restored.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Tacho informed that life has been disrupted following continuous downpour since the past one month triggering heavy landslides at different locations in between Roing and Anini. He said heavy rains also washed away several important bailey bridges in the hilly areas of Ambolin and Amuli adjoining Etalin Circle headquarters.
Electricity and water supply have been disrupted at many places, he disclosed while informing that functioning of many important public offices like SBI, district administration and other institutions have also been badly affected.
Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister for approving a special chopper service thrice a week to Dibang Valley, the MLA urged for provision of sufficient life saving medicines and a team of doctors from the state capital fearing outbreak of blood dysentery and diarrhoea in the district.
Meanwhile, the people of Anini today heaved a sigh of relief with the airdropping of about 46 quintals of rice by a chopper from Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district, official sources informed.

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