PASIGHAT, July 2: Mebo MLA Oken Tayeng emphasized the need for a comprehensive plan to protect villages, agricultural land, and infrastructure on the left bank from the relentless erosion caused by the Siang, which annually wipes away large tracts of land.

Accompanied by Eat Siang deputy commissioner Tayi Taggu, Mebo ADC Sibo Passing, DDMO T Tasi, and sub-divisional officers, Tayeng inspected flood-prone and affected areas under Mebo subdivision on Monday, including the Taro-Tamak Ghat where ferry services have been suspended due to the rising water levels. The team assessed relief and emergency measures, ensuring adequate stock of medicines, ration items, and restoration of connectivity. They stressed the importance of regular advisories at village and circle levels for the safety of residents.

The MLA interacted with GBs, panchayat leaders, and villagers from Sigar, Borguli, Kongkul, Namsing, Mer, and Gadum.

Taggu assured them that sufficient rations and medicines are in stock to prevent shortages during emergencies. Residents were advised to remain vigilant during the rainy season and avoid riverside activities such as fishing.

The team also visited the steel bridge over the Kadang, connecting Mebo Banggo and Monggu Banggo villages, which is currently closed for renovation.