LEH, Aug 9: More than 40 houses were completely damaged while as many were filled with debris and mudslides due to floods in this district in Ladakh region.
An official spokesman said Deputy Commissioner Leh Saugat Biswas today visited Nubra valley to assess the damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides over the past two weeks. He said 29 houses in Khalsar village, one in Lakjung and two in Yulkham, 4 in Yulkham village and in Kyagar 6, while in Sumoor 2 houses were completely damaged and 40 were filled with debris from mudslides.
In villages across the region, there is heavy damage to irrigation khuls, agricultural land, foot bridges and road networks. The concerned department has started restoration of roads to ensure connectivity. At Tsati, villagers have submitted a memorandum to the DC to carry out restoration work immediately. At Tirit, a culvert has been damaged, which has diverted the stream water to the village.
The power house in Sumoor is filled with water and mud as a result there is no electricity in Sumoor and adjoining areas. The DC has instructed Deputy Registrar-Cooperatives and Assistant Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution to provide free ration to those affected by the floods, who have been accommodated in respective village community halls. He has also asked Accounts Officer Leh to provide tents and other necessary items.
He also directed Executive Engineer and SDM to arrange for JCBs for the necessary works and the DC has assured them that the token money will be available with SDM, Nubra. The DC also directed the BDO to carry out works to construct footbridges under MGNREGA. Further, he directed the Revenue Department to make a detailed assessment of the damages to agricultural land and houses and submit the report to the DC Office at the earliest for further action.