PM Modi holds review meet in flood-hit Assam

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Assam today to review the damage caused by recent floods in the state of Assam.

The PM reached the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in the morning and he along with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flew by helicopter to the Veterinary College Ground at Khanapara.

PM reviewed the flood situation and infrastructural damage during his meeting with ministers of the state cabinet and officials handling the flood.

PM Modi had already announced Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods in Assam. He also announced Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the floods in the state.

An inundated village at Suprakandhi in flood-hit Karimganj district of Assam

An inundated village at Suprakandhi in flood-hit Karimganj district of Assam

Two waves of floods have affected over 25 lakh people in 29 districts of Assam this year, with the administration setting up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centres in the state.

Though the current wave of floods has receded, six districts are still reeling from it and over 2,000 people have taken shelter in the relief camps

Prime Minister is also slated to address a meeting of ruling BJP and its alliance partners– the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bodo Peoples’ Front.  He would also hold a meeting with Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam.

State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that the prime minister’s visit was mainly aimed at finding a permanent solution to the flood problem in Assam.