Rajnath Singh to make aerial survey of flood hit Assam
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam, on Saturday, to take stock of the situation in flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga.
The UHM took to twitter to share the news. The minister is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and other state government officers in Guwahati.
Rajnath Singh's tweet:
Leaving New Delhi for Guwahati to take stock of the situation in flood affected areas of Assam.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 30, 2016
About Assam’s conditions:
- The lives of Assam’s residents have been made miserable and the condition of the state is very critical due to the rise in the water level of river Bramhaputra.
- The current waves of floods have affected over 19 lakh people in 23 districts of the state.
- According to official sources, the administration has rescued all affected families as surging water breached Bongaon embankment at Majuli River Island in Jorhat.
- While death toll in due to the tragedy has touched 25, as many as 2.25 lakh people have taken shelter in nearly 600 relief camps set up by the authorities.
What steps did government take:
- CM Sonowal has asked officials to provide all possible help to the flood-affected people and said there was no dearth of funds. “The adequate amounts of money have been already released to the affected districts,” said the CM.
- Sonowal also said that the rescued people have been provided shelter in embankments.
- All the officials have been asked to remain prepared with men and machinery and keep a continuous watch on the shelters and other vulnerable areas that are likely to get affected.
The districts affected by the floods are:
- South Kamrup.