PM Modi in Assam to review flood situation

PM Modi in Assam to review flood situation

PM Modi in Assam to review flood situation

At least 79 people have died in the floods in Assam so far.

Responding to the demand of declaring Assam flood as national problem, Modi told legislators in Guwahati, "The flood problem of Assam is always a national problem".

Addressing reporters in Guwahati, Dharmakanta Gogoi, a leader of the Parishad, said, "The PM would not have come to Assam if the Gujarat floods had not happened and had he not gone there in the first place".

He said that 24x7 control room helpline number 1078 is made functional continuously to deal with the flood situation.

Volunteers in flood-prone regions have also been enlisted and trained in basic "dos and don'ts" to advise communities at risk, he said, adding that it was important to use technology more in order adapt to the changing weather patterns.

The Prime Minister also highlighted the need to be environment-friendly in approaching manufacturing.

"Life goes completely topsy-turvy as a result of the floods". But the Brahmaputra's propensity to break its banks annually displaces millions and kills hundreds each year - some 26 lakh people displaced and 100 killed in Assam this year.

Informing that Assam may get a share of about Rs 1200 crore in Rs 2000 crore package announced for relief and rehabilitation measures in the north-eastern states.

Narendra Modi in Assam LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Assam where he will take stock of the flood hit areas.

The joint memorandum also demanded that the Central government should take an initiative to bring about global (Bhutan) and inter-State (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Mizoram) cooperation on afforestation and soil conservation in the upper catchment of various rivers. "The Congress should know (former PM) Manmohan Singh did not visit Assam during the floods despite being elected to the Rajya Sabha from the state", he said.

Meanwhile, as per the official Twitter handle of PMO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved Rs. 2 lakh each for the next kin of those who have lost their lives and Rs. 50,000 to seriously injured due to floods in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

This year, two waves of floods in the state have affected around 25 lakh people from 29 districts prompting the administration to set up 1,098 distribution censtres and relief camps, where about 1.32 lakh people took shelter.

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