Pained and burdened by the intermittent flood robbing the livelihood of people at Sedzu River, Thenyizumi and Chesezu villages under 18th Chozuba Constituency along with Chotisuh Sazo, parliamentary secretary social welfare and women development undertook a spot verification.
Sazo was accompanied by Y. Patton, parliamentary secretary, irrigation and flood control, Azheto, advisor, cooperation and sericulture, Nuzota ex-MLA, Keviletuo Naga Hoho president, officials of irrigation department and various public leaders.
Press secretary, NPF 18th Chozuba stated that due to lack of embankment of the river, during rainy season, the paddy fields are vulnerable to soil erosion and flood.
He said that in 2010, due to heavy rainfall, the river swelled and caused extensive damage to over 100 farmers tilling their land on the river side. Moreover, he added the river had changed its course two three times depriving many farmers of harvesting even a single grain.
To stop this frequent menace, and to provide durable and sustainable livelihood to the villagers, the parliamentary irrigation and flood control verified the spot and assured the villagers that a project under common Area Development and Water Management (CADWM) would be undertaken in the coming years. Through this project, the flow of the river would be streamlined and embankment would be made at vital points to control flood.
The people of the constituency expressed gratitude for the initiative undertaken by their representative, Y. Patton, parliamentary irrigation and flood control for visiting the spot and assuring the villagers of providing permanent flood control programme.
The villagers also thanked Azheto, advisor cooperation and sericulture, Nuzota former MLA, Keviletuo Naga Hoho president, officials of irrigation department and various public leaders who visited the site.