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Assam flood: PM Modi speaks to CM Sarma; assures all possible assistance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to  to take stock of the flood situation in the state and assured all possible help from

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to  to take stock of the flood situation in the state and assured all possible help from the Centre.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Spoke to Assam CM Shri @himantabiswa and took stock of the flood situation in parts of the state. Assured all possible support from the Centre to help mitigate the situation. I pray for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas.”

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated with two persons losing their lives and over 3.63 lakh people suffering in the deluge across 17 districts. Lakhimpur is the worst-hit district with more than 1.3 lakh people suffering, followed by Majuli and Darrang.

Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, West Karbi Anglong, Morigaon are among the severely affected districts.

“Adarniya Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi telephoned today to enquire about flood situation and assured all help to Assam to combat this menace. Current flood has gravely impacted the livelihoods of people. My gratitude to Adarniya Modi Ji for standing with us at this hour of crisis,” Sarma said on the microblogging site.

As many as 950 villages in 21 districts of Assam have been affected due to floods, revealed Flood Reporting and Information Management System (FRIMS).

As per the report of FRIMS released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on August 30, as many as 950 villages in 21 districts of Assam that inhabit 3,63,135 people have been affected due to floods in the state.

The report also revealed that 44 relief centres that include 16 relief camps and 28 relief distribution centres have been opened in the state to help the flood victims.

A total of 1,619 people have taken shelter in these relief camps, said the report.

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First Published: 31st August, 2021 15:38 IST

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