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    Assam Suffered Rs 1000 Crore Loss In The Flood: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Guwahati, July 24, 2019

    Assam has suffered a gross loss of Rs 1000 crore in the recent ravaging deluge that hit the state severely, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on July 24th, 2019.

    “The Public Works Department has suffered a loss of Rs 335 crore while the Irrigation department suffered a loss of Rs 170 crore,” Sarma said.

    The minister, who chaired a review meeting of the flood situation, further said that a total of 30 river embankments have been damaged in the state. Sarma assured of repair of all the damaged embankments soon. The minister instructed all the departments of the state government to submit the loss data.

    The recent waves of the ravaging flood that engulfed the maximum part of Assam left the state paralyzed in terms of damage of roads, bridges, crops and other properties. At least 70 people have died in the flood.


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