Assam has been reeling under flood caused by incessant rain with most of the rivers in the state flowing above danger level on Saturday. Eight people died in the last 24 hours in the devastating flood with 30 lakh people affected in flood.
Altogether, 1.56 lakh people have been shifted to 514 relief camps. 4291 villagers were inundated in the state. Over 58,000 hectares of cropland were submerged in flood water. In the last one week, 24 people died of floods and landslides.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday visited the flood-affected Kamrup and Darrang districts and took stock of the ground situation and talked to the flood affected people with direction of adequate government help.
Sarma during his visit took stock of the flood situation prevailing in Rangia town and talked to the flood affected people taken shelter at Fatima Convent school in the town.
He spent some time in the relief camp and took stock of the rescue, relief, and rehabilitation works being undertaken by the sub-division administration in association with the district administration.
While talking to the camp inmates, he asked DC Kamrup Kailash Karthik N to make availability of the relief materials in adequate quantity so the affected people do not suffer from any shortage of essential commodities.
He also asked the DC to ensure medical facilities along with clean drinking water and hygiene in the relief camps. The Chief Minister also asked the DC and SDO (C) to reach out to the marooned people, evacuate them, and put them in relief camps.