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Once flood-water recedes, the govt will find permanent solution to the factors leading to recent flood in the area: Himanta Biswa


Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that once the flood-water recedes, the government would take steps to find a permanent solution to the factors which led to the recent flood in the area.

Sarma made a day-long stock-taking visit to numerous flood-affected areas of Nagaon and Morigaon districts for taking a first-hand account of the extent of damage the current wave of flood has caused in terms of men and materials.

The Chief Minister took a train journey from Guwahati to Chaparmukh and Kampur in Nagaon district to have a better understanding of the flood scenario in an around the areas nearby the railway tracks. He undertook the rail journey to enable him to access to those flood affected areas which got snapped off by the flood. Based on the observations government would take decisions and make interventions based on needs of the affected areas.

Reaching the Chaparmukh, the Chief Minister interacted with the flood-affected people who have taken shelter at the Chaparmukh Railway Station premises and enquired about the quality and quantity of relief materials being provided to them by the district administration. The Chief Minister directed the district administration officials to ensure adequate relief material is provided to the affected population and to extend all possible support to them as far as possible.

Speaking to media-persons present at the railway station, the Chief Minister stated that once the flood-water recedes, the government would take steps to find a permanent solution to the factors which led to the recent flood in the area.

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The Chief Minister also made visits to relief camps set up at Kampur Adarsha Uccha Madhyamaik Vidyalaya, Kampur College, Kampur Higer Secondary & Multipurpose School, Raha Higher Secondary School and areas in and around these places in Nagaon district.

The Chief Minister, on his return journey to Guwahati by road, also spent times with the flood affected people taken shelter in the roadside make shift relief camps along the national highway at Nellie in Morigaon district. In all of these places, Sarma directed the concerned officials to ensure timely supply of relief materials to the inmates of the camps as well as to those who have been unable to leave their inundated residences due to some unavoidable reasons.

The Chief Minister also asked the senior officials of Nagaon and Morigaon district administration to take measure for round-the-clock medical facilities in the relief camps. Moreover, Sarma also issued directions to officials to ensure availability of nutritious food, including baby food, as he saw among the inmates of the camps, some women were either pregnant or were lactating.

As flood water submerged most parts of the Nagaon district affecting the road communication, Chief Minister Sarma took boat ride for more than one hour to see the extent of flood in the district and reach those areas which remained inaccessible.



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