PAD Director Hands Over Hand Pump and Raised Platform to Flood Affected Community

The Director of People’s Action for Development (PAD) Wilfred Topno today visited two villages, Ronganoi Chenimora and Gongrabari, both the villages come under one of the organization’s projects, entitled –  “Strengthening Resilience: Sustainable Adaptation to Climate Change in Flood-Affected Areas of Assam through Multi-Sectoral Prevention and Adaptation Mechanisms and Advocacy” in Lakhimpur district and formally handed over a hand pump at Ronganoi Chenimora and a raised earthen platform at Gongrabari for the people of the villages so that they could use during flood period. “Installation of such high rise hand pumps for drinking water in flood affected areas and raised platforms to take shelter by men and livestock during flood period are very essential. We need cooperation from the affected communities so that we can contribute more to the people,” Topno commented after inaugurating the hand pump and the platform.
Wilfred Topno inaugurates a high rise hand pump.
To take stock of the situation on ongoing activities of the PAD’s project and also the flood and erosion situations in the area Topno visited some more places there and interacted with the communities. The people and the Village Disaster Management Committees (VDMCs) of the villages expressed satisfaction over the activities of the organization.
Wilfred Topno interacts with VDMC President at Ronganoi Chenimara
During this visit, the Director was accompanied by Monoj Gogoi, the Documentation and Advocacy Manager of the organization.