In the wake of devastating floods affecting 30 districts of Assam, the state government has postponed the Indo-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ Meet that was scheduled to be held in Guwahati from July 19-20.
“In view of the devastating floods in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been constrained to consider postponing the Indo-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ Meet that was scheduled to be held in Guwahati on July 19 and 20, to a more feasible time – most likely around October–November this year. The rescheduled dates shall be communicated as soon as they are finalized,” an official statement stated.
The statement added, “Inconvenience that might have been caused as a result of this postponement is regretted. Your support to this endeavour has been invaluable, and the same is expected when the event will be organized on the rescheduled dates.”
In the stakeholders meet, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Minister of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh Tipu Munshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh AK Abdul Momen, Adviser to Prime Minister, Bangladesh, International Affairs, Gowher Rizvi were expected to participate.
A total 4,157 number of villages in 113 revenue circles of 30 districts of the state have been affected by the flood waters. Approximately 42, 86,421 people have been affected. Presently, 183 numbers of Relief Camps are operational with 83,180 inmates. Flood and landslide has killed 15 people across the state.