Port Blair, June 16: To address the damage caused by heavy rain and flooding in the Diglipur Sub-Division on June 11, 2024, the District Administration of North and Middle Andaman today provided financial assistance under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). The aid was distributed during an event held at the Conference Hall, GPOA Building, Diglipur.

The function was attended by Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, Hon’ble Member of Parliament as chief guest. Shri Dilkush Meena, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of North and Middle Andaman was the guest of honour. Shri Aditya Kumar Asthana, Assistant Commissioner of Diglipur, PRI Members, Revenue Officials and flood victims from the Diglipur Sub-Division were present on the occasion.

The chief guest, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, along with the guest of honor, Shri Dilkush Meena and PRI members, handed over the sanctioned amount of Rs. 5,37,488/-  to 117 flood victims.

Speaking on this occasion, the Hon’ble Member of Parliament commended the District Administration for the timely disbursement of financial assistance to the flood victims. He lauded the efforts to provide prompt support to those affected by the disaster.

Highlighting the steps taken during the disaster, Shri Dilkush Meena, explained that the Emergency Operation Center was activated immediately and rescue operations commenced in the flood-affected areas. Relief shelters were opened and flood victims were relocated to these shelters. Following the flood, a Damage Assessment Committee conducted surveys to evaluate the damage caused by the rain and flood. Based on the Committee's recommendations, Rs. 5,37,488/- was disbursed through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the flood victims.

The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Shri Aditya Kumar Asthana, Assistant Commissioner, Diglipur.