PM Modi Take Stock of Assam Flood


As Assam reels under flood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the prevailing flood situation 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 help from the Centre and said that the central government is taking flood and erosion in Assam very seriously and assured the CM that the union government would extend all support to the state government in mitigating the situation.

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in northeastern states especially in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. The water in the Brahmaputra river has increased and crossed the danger level due to incessant rainfall since one week. Deluge has claimed lives of at least 11 people in Assam and has affected the lives of nearly 26.5 lakh people in the state.

On Monday the water of Brahmaputra crossed the danger level and entered into the area of Fancy Bazaar, Uzanbaazar, Pandu and other parts of the city.

The CM also informed that relief camps have been opened for marooned people and relief materials have been distributed to the inmates.

Sonowal further informed that the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Water Resource and River Development Gajendra Singh Sekhawat will visit the state on Tuesday.

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