Rs 200 crore sanctioned by the Centre for North East flood relief

The four flood-affected north-eastern states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram experienced colossal damage and many rehabilitation operations were disrupted during the process.

Published: 01st November 2017 02:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2017 03:08 PM   |  A+A-


A woman along with her kid wades across the flooded road in Assam. Assam Floods: Due to heavy rains, the tributaries of the river Brahmaputra overflowed causing floods in Assam. | AP


NEW DELHI: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for reconstruction works in the four flood-affected north-eastern states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram.

Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said the amount was sanctioned by the central government as the region has faced massive floods this year.

The north-east had witnessed unprecedented floods as a result of which the damage was colossal and the relief and rehabilitation operations were disrupted, he said in a statement here.

During his visit to the north-east in August, to review the flood situation in the four states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a flood relief package of Rs 2,000 crore.

Singh said a high-level committee had also been constituted to monitor the flood-related operations and plan a future roadmap to avoid such situations.

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