As the flood situation in Assam worsens, Union Home Minister Amit Shah called to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday and assured him of all possible support.
Shah stated that PM Modi’s government remains steadfast, as it has been with the people of Assam throughout difficult times.
Due to heavy rain, the people in parts of Assam are braving a flood-like situation. I have spoken to CM Shri @himantabiswa Ji and assured all possible assistance. NDRF teams are already on the ground conducting relief and rescue operations and adequate forces are on standby. The Modi government stands firm as it has always been with the people of Assam in these difficult times,” tweeted Shah.
In response, CM Sarma expressed gratitude for the Home Minister’s prompt response and expressed concern about the flood situation in Assam.
“Gratitude Hon’ble Home Minister for your proactive response & concern regarding the flood situation in Assam. The Assam Government is on high alert and providing all assistance to the affected persons. We are grateful to Hon PM Shri @narendramodi
Ji for all the help to the state from the Government of India,” Tweeted the CM.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam has slightly improved, although almost 4.01 lakh people in 15 districts remain impacted, according to the Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
According to ASDMA flood data, one more person died in Nalabri area in the last 24 hours after drowning in flood water, bringing the total death toll to three.
“Nearly 2.22 lakh people have been affected alone in Bajali district, followed by 1.04 lakh people affected in Barpeta, 40668 people affected in Nalbari, 22060 people in Lakhimpur, 8493 people in Darrang, 4750 people in Goalpara district,” stated ASDMA.
The deluge has affected 1118 villages in the districts of Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Chirang, Darrang, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, and Tamulpur.
Following the continuous rain, the Brahmaputra River’s water level has risen above the danger limit at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and Tezpur in Sonitpur district.
Floodwaters have flooded 8469.56 hectares of crops in flood-affected regions.