SSDMA awareness progon GLOF threat at Chungthang

Mangan, 24 Mar:

An awareness programme on “Threat of Glacial LakeOutburst Flood [GLOF]” was conducted at PanchayatBhavan in Chungthang on 23 Mar.

The programme was organised by Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority [SSDMA], Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department [LR&DMD], in coordination with the North Districtand Chungthang Sub-Divisional administrations.

Residents of Chungthang Sub-Division, especially those living alongthe river, were made aware about GLOF with reference to theSouth Lhonak Lake upstream.

Additional Director, SSDMA,shared information about the status ofSouth Lhonak Lake and stressed on mitigation measures which need to be in place.

Panchayats, Pipons, and Sub Divisional Magistrate alongwith representatives from TeestaUrja Limited, Central Water Commission [CWC], Army, and Indo-Tibetan Border Police Forceaddressed the gathering which included government officials, studentsand the general public.