PM assures Sonowal of all central assistance for floods

The chief minister, who met Modi, informed him about a series of steps that the state government has taken.

Published: 28th August 2016 11:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2016 11:53 PM   |  A+A-

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Villagers carrying flood relief items on a country boat in flood affected Pasahbari 30 km from Guwahati. (PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the Assam government of all central assistance to the flood-ravaged state and said that a central team would visit Assam in a week to assess the actual damage.

This was conveyed by the Prime Minister to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who brief him about the damage caused by the floods and sought central assistance to provide relief and rehabilitation of affected people, an official statement said.

Sonowal briefed the Prime Minister on the state government's efforts towards relief, rehabilitation and  reconstruction works in the aftermath of the recent wave of floods which has caused havoc.

The chief minister, who met Modi, informed him about a series of steps that the state government has taken to bail the state out of the scourge of floods and sought the Centre's help to fast-track the rehabilitation and reconstruction works.

He also outlined the immediate and long-term measures undertaken by the Assam government to mitigate the effects the flood and erosion.

He drew the attention of the Prime Minister that a report has already been submitted to the Centre, stating the real picture of the extent of damage caused the floods in terms of lives, properties and live stocks.

Modi assured the chief minister all central support and assistance to the state and said that a central team would visit Assam in a week to assess the actual damage, the statement said.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister told Sonowal that henceforth, all central and state government schemes would be synchronised and coordinated to enable the people of Assam to derive optimum benefits on a real-time basis.

Sonowal was accompanied by state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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