Port Blair, 18 September 2023
In a gesture of solidarity and concern for the flood-affected residents of Old Pahargaon Telugu Basthi, D. Ayyappan, Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)] Andaman & Nicobar State Organising Committee, led a delegation of social gathering leaders to the stricken space on the night of September 17, 2023. This go to adopted the devastating flash floods that inundated the locality, wreaking havoc on numerous households as a result of torrential rains on September 16, 2023.
The flood waters, unleashed by the relentless downpour, penetrated residential properties within the Old Pahargaon Telugu Basthi space. The affected residents discovered themselves grappling with the lack of important gadgets, together with clothes, meals, academic supplies, and college students’ uniforms, along with substantial injury to furnishings and family belongings.
Residents, who’ve lengthy confronted this recurrent calamity, voiced their frustrations to the CPI (M) leaders, attributing the flooding to the overflowing of a small katcha nallah (drainage channel) operating via their locality. They lamented that their appeals for the development of a correct drainage system to switch the insufficient katcha drainage had fallen on deaf ears inside the Municipal authorities.
In response to the plight of the residents, Secretary CPI (M) D. Ayyappan assured them that their grievances could be championed with utmost urgency. He pledged to take up their demand for the development of a strong and environment friendly drainage system within the space with the Secretary of the Port Blair Municipal Council and different related authorities. The main goal of such motion could be to stop future cases of water logging and safeguard the neighborhood from the damaging forces of nature.
Accompanying Secretary Ayyappan throughout this compassionate go to have been outstanding CPI (M) leaders SP Kalairajan, PK Khalid, and R. Surendran Pillai, all of whom shared the collective willpower to alleviate the struggling of the flood-stricken residents and be sure that their long-standing grievances discover decision.