As flood continues to wreck havoc, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Assam today
The worst affected districts by floods in Assam are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon and Sonitpur.
Delhi: With flood situation in Assam worsening in Assam, leaving many dead and lakhs affected, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake an aerial survey of the state on Saturday.
Singh will be accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister for DoNER Jitendra Singh.
They will take stock of the situation in the districts of Nagaon and Morigaon besides the Kaziranga national park.
The Home Minister will also be visiting Bhagatgaon camp of flood-affected people in Morigaon district, an official release said.
At the same time, Singh will hold a meeting with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state government officers in Guwahati before returning to Delhi in the evening.
Flood situation in Assam has worsened with five more deaths taking the toll to 21 in the current deluge, while nearly 19 lakh people reeled under the impact, as per PTI.
The worst affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon and Sonitpur, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
The other affected districts are Sivsagar, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Tinsukia, Biswanath, Nalbari, Baksa, Udalgluri, Kamrup (M), Chirang, Kamrup and South Kamrup, the ASDMA said.
The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Guwahati, Nematighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns.
To provide succor to the affected people, relief has been distributed as per requirement in all the flood affected districts and funds for providing relief have been placed with the district administrations in advance.
NDRF, SDRF and the army are helping the district administration in evacuating the affected population to safe places.
(With Agency inputs)