Rajnath Singh assures all help to flood-hit Assam

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured all possible assistance to the Assam government for rescue and relief of flood-affected people in the state.

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured all possible assistance to the Assam government for rescue and relief of flood-affected people in the state.

During a telephonic talk with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the Home Minister conveyed to him that the central government was monitoring the flood situation in the northeastern states and was ready to help all flood-affected states in facing the challenge.

Eleven NDRF teams comprising over 550 personnel have been deployed for relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas of Assam.

The teams are carrying boats and other equipment. Each NDRF team has a strength of over 50 personnel.

Following demands of the state authorities, rescue and relief teams of NDRF are deployed at Boko, Goalpara, Guwahati, Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia and Dhemaji in Assam while two teams have been sent to Tura and West Garo Hills in Meghalaya, which is also facing the onslaught of heavy rains and landslide.

Torrential rains for the last couple of days in northeastern parts of the country have resulted in flooding in several districts of Assam and Meghalaya even as heavy rains in these parts have wreaked havoc triggering flash floods in several districts of the two states, killing 30 people and leaving scores homeless.