Flood situation remains grim in Arunachal Pradesh

The flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh remained grim on Itanagar, Jun 29, though the water level of most of the major rivers are showing a receding trend as over a hundred villages across the state lay submerged by the flood waters.

An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 185 marooned villagers from Bijoypur I and III villages in Changlang district yesterday, official sources said today.

The worst-affected districts are Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and East Siang.

The sources said that Changlang district deputy commissioner Opak Gao was monitoring the relief and rescue operation in Bordumsa and Bijoypur areas.  Assistant deputy commissioner K Riba said that the Noa Dehing river had started to recede gradually.