Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured all possible help from the central government to flood-hit Assam.
Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday and took stock of the flood situation in the state. He said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have already been deployed in the state.
Taking to twitter, Amit Shah said, “Concerned about the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of Assam. Spoke to CM Shri @himantabiswa to take stock of the situation. NDRF teams are already been deployed. Assured all possible help from the central government.”
Meanwhile, informing about the conversation, chief minister Sarma took to twitter and said, “Hon HM Shri @AmitShah ji kindly called to enquire about the flood situation in Assam. Expressing concern over problems faced by citizens, he said Central Government is ready to extend all possible help to Assam in this moment of natural calamity. Grateful Sir.”
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), floods have affected round 2 lakh people in 20 districts across the state. Cachar district recorded two flood-related deaths, while three died in Dima Hasao due to landslides.