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CM Sonowal announces Rs 100-crore relief package for flood-hit Barak Valley

Assam chief minister SarbanandaSonowal announced a flood package of Rs 100 crore for relief and rehabilitation in three districts of Barak Valley.

After taking stock of the prevailing flood condition in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts on Saturday and Cachar district on Sunday, chief minister Sonowal asked the government machinery to reach out to the flood affected people and extend all possible help.

Sonowal also visited Sibpur of Silchar town and took stock of the flood ravaged Silchar-Kalain road. He also visited a relief camp set up at Silchar Govt Boys Higher Secondary School and interacted with the camp inmates. Sonowal also took stock of the extent of damage caused by flood in a meeting held at the conference hall of DC Office, Silchar in presence of the MLAs and senior government officials on June 24.

Sonowal asked the government officers to reach out to the marooned people. He at the same time asked the respective district administration to assess the flood induced damages and submit a report to the government with the help of the local MLAs.

He asked the animal husbandry and veterinary department to rescue marooned animals and render all possible help to provide fodder and medical treatment to the stray animals. Further, he asked the district administration and agriculture department to assess the damage of crops and agriculture land due to floods and prepare an area-wise report. He asked the department to organise capacity building programmes for the farmers and prepare them to seek help and compensation under Prime Minister’s Fasal Bima Yojana.

Sonowal also asked the health department to be alert to deal with any possible chances of outbreak of any diseases after flood water recedes. Stressing on pure drinking water for the common people, Sonowal asked PHE department to provide purified water to people. He asked the department to collect water samples and undergo requisite testing and take remedial steps to avert any possible chances of water-borne diseases.

The chief minister was accompanied by water resources minister Keshab Mahanta, environment and forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya, MLAs of Borkhola, Udharbond, Silchar, Lakhipur and Katigora.

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