Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 15th, 2019 called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take stock of the flood situation in the state. PM Modi inquired about measures taken by the Assam government to extend a helping hand to the marooned people, damage caused by flood and status of relief and rescue operations.
Informing Modi, Sonowal said that the state cabinet ministers have already been directed to rush to the floods affected areas to take stock of the situation, ensure proper arrangement of facilities for the flood-affected and relief camp residents. The MPs and MLAs of concerned areas have also been asked to be present in their constituencies and supervise rescue and relief operations.
A few days back, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah also called up Sonowal and reviewed the flood scenario of the State. Sonowal on July 15th, 2019 visited a flood relief camp at Balbhavan Vidyapith at Sariahtoli, Nalbari district and interacted with the flood-affected people. He also directed the Deputy Commissioner and officials to provide proper medical treatment and relief materials to the flood-affected people.
The flood-affected districts of the State are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar, Dhubri and West Karbi Anglong. Teams of the NDRF and the SDRF are stationed at various flood-affected locations for search and rescue operations.
Army deployed its boats to reach the marooned people and made a number of trips against the swift current to save people. All branches of the Armed Forces including Indian Air Force in the region are on standby to launch flood rescue operations.
It may be mentioned that the Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat), Tezpur (Sonitpur), Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri; Burhidehing at Khowang (Dibrugarh); Subansiri at Badatighat (Lakhimpur); Dhansiri (S) at Numaligath (Golaghat); Jia Bharali at NT Rd Xing (Sonitpur); Kopili at Kampur and Dharamtul (Nagaon); Puthimari at NH Rd Xing (Kamrup); Beki at Rd Bridge (Barpeta); Barak at AP Ghat (Cachar), Badarpurghat (Karimganj); Katakhal at Matizuri (Hailakandi) and Kushiyara at Karimganj are flowing above the danger mark and are continuously maintaining a rising trend.