The condition of the Siang river is in a sorry state and the Central Water Commission's report on it is misleading, Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering said and demanded dredging of the riverbed.
The water level of the Siang river that witnessed sudden blackening and heavy turbidity in 2017, has risen due to sedimentation and deposition, Ering said in a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
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"The condition of Siang river is in a sorry state, and yet the CWC data paints a rosy picture to keep real suffering and plight of people in oblivion," Ering said.
Ering, Congress MP from Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency, said heavy erosion of the Siang river has rendered many natives homeless and damaged large portions of agricultural land.
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"In the absence of embankments, villagers somehow built sandbags embankment to protect their lives. Few stranded people were even airlifted by the Air Force at Jampani," Ering added as quoted in PTI.