Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas on Wednesday and also visited a flood relief camp at Netaji Vidyaniketan in Unakoti’s Kailashahar which is one of the most adversely affected areas during floods.
Deb in a conversation with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the phone on Thursday has discussed the situation in the state and appealed to the Centre for immediate assistance in rescue and evacuation operations from the Indian Army.
Deb has also requested Singh to strengthen the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team in Tripura urgently.
According to reports, four people have already lost their lives due to consistent heavy rainfall in many parts of the state. The situation is significantly grave in Unakoti, Gomati, and Dhalai districts.
Centre has assured all the necessary support to tackle the flood situation. The Army Chief has been instructed to take necessary actions.