PM to visit Assam to review flood situation

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Jul 2017 09:56:52


 

GUWAHATI,

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has contributed a month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the flood-hit people

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Assam on August 1 to review the flood situation in the State. The floods in Assam this year have claimed 79 lives so far.

During the visit, the Prime Minister would discuss all the aspects relatedto the floodswith Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and senior officials, an official release said here on Saturday. Matters related to flood managementandthedamagescaused bythe floodsare alsolikelytofeature in the discussions.

The Centre has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each under the Prime Minister’s National ReliefFund(PMNRF)forthenext of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured in the floods.

A seven-member inter-ministerial centralteamwas ona fourday visitto Assam from July 25 to carryouton-the-spotassessment of the damages caused by the floodsandwouldsoonsubmitits report withrecommendations to the Centre for early release of funds.

Meanwhile, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has contributed a month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the flood-hit people, said a Raj Bhawan spokesman. Twowavesoffloodshaveaffected over 25 lakh people in 29 districts of Assam this year, with the administration setting up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centres. Though the current wave of floods has receded, six districts are still reeling under floods and over2,000peoplehavetakenshelter in the relief camps.