PM Modi Take Stock of Assam Flood
As Assam reelsunder flood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the prevailing floodsituation through a telephonic talk with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Prime Minister has made aware of the flood-affected people and has also been described about the increasing water level in the Brahmaputra River.
The Chief Minister also illustrated about the relief measures being provided to the flood-affected people and also explains about the rescue operations that have been undertaken by NDRF and SDRF.
The Prime Minister,after being informed about the flood situation has assured the required helpfrom the Centre and said that the central government is taking flood anderosion in Assam very seriously and assured the CM that the union governmentwould extend all support to the state government in mitigating the situation.
Heavy rainscontinued to wreak havoc in northeastern states especially in Assam, Meghalayaand Arunachal Pradesh. The water in the Brahmaputra river has increased andcrossed the danger level due to incessant rainfall since one week. Deluge hasclaimed lives of at least 11 people in Assam and has affected the lives ofnearly 26.5 lakh people in the state.
On Monday the waterof Brahmaputra crossed the danger level and entered into the area of FancyBazaar, Uzanbaazar, Pandu and other parts of the city.
The CM alsoinformed that relief camps have been opened for marooned people and relief materialshave been distributed to the inmates.
Sonowal furtherinformed that the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Water Resource and RiverDevelopment Gajendra Singh Sekhawat will visit the state on Tuesday.