Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his visit to the flood-affected Bajali and Barpeta districts on June 28 took stock of the different places which are reeling under flood and interacted with the people living in the relief camps. He also took stock of the rescue, relief and rehabilitation works being undertaken by the administration.
Sarma in Bajali district visited Kunwara in Patacharkuchi and interacted with people affected by flood largely perpetrated by Kaldiya river.
Later, the chief minister inspected the flood-affected areas at Medhikuchi in Bhawanipur constituency and interacted with the flood-affected people. He also visited the relief camps set up at 425 Medhikuchi Model Primary School and Medhikuchi Primary Health Care Centre and talked to the camp inmates.
He said that the state government has already sanctioned Rs 9 crore for fortification of Pohumara embankment and reconstruct it with road on it once flood water recedes.
Visited flood relief camps at No 425 Medhikuchi Model Primary School & PHC at Bhabanipur, Bajali.
We'll provide assistance for reconstruction of damaged houses. ₹9 cr has been sanctioned for strengthening embankment of Pahumara river & construction of road on it. pic.twitter.com/UX9pmYTz8c
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 28, 2022
Later, Sarma visited Saralpara, Nayapara areas where Pohumara river flooded several parts. He took stock of the plight that the people are going through by wading through the inundated areas on foot. He also assured the flood-affected people that the government will take all steps to help them including repairing their damaged houses.
Taking stock of the flood-affected people in Bajali district, chief minister Sarma paid a visit to the Barpeta Satra, Patbaushi Satra and Sri Sri Sankardev Than and paid his obeisance there.
During his visit to Barpeta district, the chief minister also visited the relief camps set up at Patbaushi High School, Patbaushi ME School and Barpeta Govt Higher Secondary School and interacted with the camp inmates. He also said that the Harijan river flowing through the Barpeta town will be dredged to free Barpeta from the perennial flood.
Flood situation improves in Assam
In the last 24 hours, altogether 22 districts – Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri district have reported flood, says a bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority.
In the last 24 hours five people have died in the flood which took the death tally to 134.
As on June 28, there are about 21,52,415 people were impacted, out of which 1,91,194 people are taking shelter in 538 relief camps.