Himanta Ensures Sufficient Measures To Flood Victims


As many animals have been killed in the devastating flood in Kaziranga National Park, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday asked Golaghat Deputy Commissioner to construct as many highlands as they can to save the animals.

In a video conferencing with the Deputy Commissioners of all the 33 districts, the finance minister takes stock of the prevailing flood situation in all the districts and urged the DCs to ensure all possible measures to be taken to alleviate the problems faced by the flood-affected people.

Urging Golaghat DC to construct as many highlands as possible for the safety of the animals, the minister ensures sufficient fund to be allocated for the same.

Sarma also asked the DCs to send the records of the damaged properties, livestock, agricultural lands, embankments, bridges, schools etc. within July 26 so that the government could provide the remunerations.

The Finance Minister also directed all the Deputy Commissioners to reach out and provide assistance to all the affected people on a war footing and the State Government will provide all necessary financial assistance. The deputy commissioners will conduct at least 5 medical and veterinary camps per constituency and the minister assured to provide Rs. 1lakh per medical camp and Rs. 50,000 per veterinary camp.

The Deputy Commissioners have also been instructed to ensure immediate transfer of Rs.3800/= (Rs.2000/= for purchase of Utensils and Rs.1800/= for purchase of cloths) to the bank account of the head of the families who are staying in the designated relief camps and also those marooned and living in camp-like situation.  The DCs are also asked to ensure distribution of Cattle feed to the domestic animals in the flood-affected areas as per SDRF guidelines.

Sarma also ensured additional funds to meet the requirements of providing certified Kharif seeds to the 2.43 lakh affected farmers covering 67500 hectares to be moved immediately.

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