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Assam: Minister Chandan Brahma visits flood-affected areas in Chirang

Some parts of Chirang district under two Revenue Circles were reeling from floods following incessant showers over the past few days in Assam.

The minister for Welfare of Plans Tribe and Backward Classes and Tourism Chandan Brahma on Saturday visited these flood-affected villages like Odalguri, Choto Amguri, Santashibari, Daokanagar, Chourabari, Charapeta and Kashdoha, Assam to take stock of the problems of flood-hit people during their hard time. He was accompanied by Bijni MLA Kamalsing Narzary, Additional Deputy Commissioner, officials concerned of various departments.


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Assessing the situation and damages, the minister on the spot ordered the district administration to initiate immediate steps for extending possible assistance to all affected people by providing sufficient food items, medical care, as well as fodder and medicines for their animals in Assam.

He lauded the role played by the SDRF personnel for timely evacuating the affected people from the marooned areas. As directed by him medical teams led by Jt. Director, Health Services rushed to the relief camps and provided medical facilities to the needy people.

As reported by the Chirang District Disaster Management Authority, Assam till Saturday evening, flood waters have affected 13584 people, 22 villages and 5320 animals in Sidli and Bijni Revenue Circles and for these affected people the district administration has opened 9 relief camps, where in 1152 people are presently taking shelter.

Meanwhile,UPPL president and former ABSU president Pramod Boro visited at flooded areas at Goreswar Bagariguri in Baksa district on Saturday.

He met flooded areas and interacted with flood affected citizens.He has urged the district administration to take protection steps to check the flood situation in the district of Assam.

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