Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal discussed the flood situation in the state where 26 people have lost their lives, including two deaths in the last 24 hours.

Sonowal briefed the governor on the latest flood scenario in Assam and the state government’s response with regards to relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people.

As the seasonal floods have hit Dhemaji, Hojai, Lakhimpur, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts affecting lakhs of people, the governor asked Sonowal to roll out the entire government machinery to provide relief and rehabilitation to the marooned people. The governor and the chief minister besides having discussion on the relief camps and the number of the flood hit people taken shelter in the relief camps agreed that in case of flood water affecting more people, the administration should open more temporary relief camps. Mukhi expressed satisfaction of the state government’s move of announcing a package of Rs 100 crore for the flood relief and rehabilitation of Barak Valley during chief minister’s visit to the valley on June 23-24.

Chief minister Sonowal also briefed the governor on the prevailing law and order situation in the state. The governor took stock of the strength of security installations in the state including the presence of central paramilitary forces. The meeting at Raj Bhavan, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes, also discussed other issues of importance for the state administration.

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