Tarun Gogoi ensures no shortfall of essentials for Assam flood victims

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners of the flood-hit districts to ensure that there was no shortfall of food, medicines and other essentials for the deluge-victims.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 07, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners of the flood-hit districts to ensure that there was no shortfall of food, medicines and other essentials for the deluge-victims.

The chief minister asked the district administration to reach out to the flood victims and provide all relief and rehabilitation measure, said a government release.

Gogoi also asked the respective departmental heads of the districts to report any shortfall of essential items for the administration to act urgently, the release said.

Chief Secretary V K Pipersenia and Revenue and Disaster Management Commissioner Promod Tiwari were directed to ensure all possible governmental intervention where the flood victims were facing shortage of food, medicine, drinking water and other essentials.

The top officials were further asked to check if anybody in the relief camps was suffering from any disease and extend medical facilities if necessary.

Special attention was asked to be directed to the medical health condition of pregnant women, lactating mothers and babies, the release added.

Criticising BJP leaders for allegedly indulging in petty politics to achieve narrow political gain, Gogoi said, "while Assam is reeling under flood where around 17 lakh people are affected, the BJP leaders instead of helping the flood victims are shedding crocodile tears and indulging in mud-slinging business to destabilise the government".