Rajnath Singh assures Assam CM of all possible help to tackle flood situation


Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, besides assuring him of all central help, officials said.

During a telephonic conversation with Sarbananda Sonowal, the union minister reviewed the situation in Assam where large areas are inundated by flood waters.

Rajnath Singh told the chief minister that all possible support is being provided to Assam and other northeastern states for overcoming the flood situation, a Home Ministry official said.

More than 30 people have lost their lives in the floods in seven districts of the state.

Over 68,000 people were affected by deluge in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Charaideo, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Karimganj is the worst-affected district with nearly 44,000 people hit by the current wave of floods, followed by Hailakandi with around 10,000 affected people.




Source: PTI

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