Skara Yokma, Airport Road,
Near Councillor Quarter,
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan & Stanzin Dasal Leh, Sep 02, 2016
Tsering Morup: Temisgam was affected badly in 2010 floods and all the streams and channels were destroyed in the flood. Till now only temporary restoration has been done.
My first priority will be draining of nallahs from Tia to Nurla and Ang to Nurla that was destroyed during the 2010 flash-flood. Secondly, widening and up-gradation of the roads from Nurla to Ang and from Nurla to Tia need to be taken care of. We have very poor road connectivity. The roads of the Temisgam are narrow, dusty and rocky. After the 2010 and 2015 flash flood, the picture of the whole village has taken a new shape. It’s been 5 years but the streams and rivers are still in the temporary restoration phase. Earlier the stream was covered with trees and greenery but now all you can see is rocks all around. Nothing concrete has been done till now.
X-ray machine of the Temisgam hospital is non-operational, whereas the complaint has been registered with the Chief Medical Officer.
We are also planning to focus on organic farming, to revive government schools, to improve education by introducing smart classes.
For widening and up-gradation of the roads ₹ 18 crore projects under PMGSY has already been sanctioned by the State Government as well as Centre Government and work on it will begin soon. For draining of nallahs from Tia to Nurla and Ang to Nurla LAHDC has already forwarded a ₹ 92-crores project to the State Government. But the outcome is yet to come.
The constituency covers Temisgam, Wanlax, Ang, Tia, Tia Khaling, Sogra with as much as 1932 voters. But they could hardly change their fate with the power of their votes all these years. Yet, none seems to have helped the people to improve their living standards.
The spotlight is on the paradoxes that define this constituency in Sham region. Temisgam has not only continued to remain backward, but has been neglected for a long period of time after the flash flood of 2010. Temisgam is one of the most affected villages in the 2010 flood. But no concrete relief has been given to them. People still complain about the relief.
The amount they got is not even sufficient to start a new. Some have lost the fields which used to be the source of their livelihood. Parts of the fields are removed from the debris and some are unable to cultivate because the stream channels are destroyed. This has led to the collapse of the irrigation system in the area and it has turned hundred of kanals of land as non-productive.
Tia village is one among the worst affected village during the flash flood. They have a demand to upgrade the medical centre. The small hamlet Charchar faces the lack of drinking water facilities and one hand pump got sanctioned in January this year.
No concrete work can be seen except for the one protection bund worth ₹45 lakh approx in Temisgam which seems of less use.
In these areas road connectivity is very poor with road network in shambles. The major problems the residents of the constituency are facing are to navigate the streams, road connectivity, upgrading the medical Tia, replacement of electricity poles and installation of the mobile tower at Ang.
The residents of flood-affected villages of Temisgam area criticised government for its alleged discrimination against them regarding providing of compensation and relief after the flash floods.
Most of the population are engaged in farming and heave a sigh of relief only if the streams are navigate on time. Residential areas, agriculture land, orchards are destroyed in the flood and the road connectivity to the area is poor and the majority of the roads are full of potholes.