Teesta in spate a worry for AadarshGaon residents

Singtam, 04 Jul:

The residents of AadarshGaon, residing along the banks of river Teesta, are living in fear of water levels rising and causing damages to life and property.

"We, the residents of AadarshGaon had submitted a letter to NHPC 15 years back demanding the construction of a protection wall but nothing has happened till date," shared Milan Khatiwara, a resident of AadarshGaon.

There are 35 houses (both concrete and Kuchha houses) in the area and whenever the alarm is sounded, people rush to the safety zone or gather on the road.

“Another letter has also been submitted recently, but still the response from the authorities has not been satisfactory,” Mr Khatiwara added.