After the completion of flood damage assessment, the package will be announced by the Prime Minister.
After the completion of flood damage assessment, the package will be announced by the Prime Minister.

Assam Flood Damage Assessment Underway: PM to Announce Package for Relief and Rehabilitation

Central government committed to aiding flood-affected residents

New Delhi- The Union Minister of Power, Housing and Urban Affairs, Manohar Lal, on Tuesday informed that the central government is committed to providing relief and rehabilitation assistance to the people of Assam affected by floods.

After the completion of flood damage assessment, the package will be announced by the Prime Minister, he said in a statement after holding review meetings of power and urban ministers of the Northeast on Tuesday.

Lal also informed that he chaired review meetings with the power and urban ministers of the Northeast (except Arunachal Pradesh) to discuss the missions and schemes of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and power sectors.

Assam's flood situation remains grim with a population of nearly 2.3 million affected in 28 districts as the water level of most rivers continue to flow above the danger mark, according to an official bulletin.

The death toll in this year's flood, landslide and storm was 78 with 66 succumbing in the deluge alone.

Dhubri was the worst hit with 7,54,791 affected, followed by Cachar with 1,77,928 and Barpeta with 1,34,328 suffering in the swirling water.

Altogether 53,689 people have taken shelter in 269 relief camps while 3,15,520 non-relief camp inmates have been provided with relief materials.

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