DC Namchi inspects dump site on Teesta bank

Summit Report

Namchi, 24 Mar:

District Collector (Namchi), M. Bharani Kumar visited Melli todayto address the issue of muck dumping on the left bank of Teesta by companies working in the Railways project at Melli (West Bengal side) and apprehensions of scouring effect and possible river flooding at Melli (Sikkim side).

A press release from DC Namchi’s office informs that the inspection team comprised of OSD (Railways, Transport Department), Chief GM Rangpo Circle (IRCON), Executive Engineer (Railways NJP), DFO T (Namchi), ADFO (Kalimpong Forest Div), BDO Sumbuk, DPO Disaster Management (Namchi), DE (NH Div), AD Tourism (Namchi), Sr Geologist (Dept of Mines & Geology), Police, Panchayat and local gentries.

The team also visited Melli PHC (Sikkim side), Bhalukhola (WB side) and Triveni (Sikkim) which was located opposite to Labarbotey (West Bengal) to assess the situation.

A brief meeting was held with all stakeholders to propose immediate and long term mitigation measures to prevent any possible damages in the forthcoming monsoon season.