Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday visited the flood affected areas of Biswanath and Lakhimpur districts to take stock of the situation unleashed by fresh bout of floods in the districts. Mr Sonowal, who was accompanied by Minister of Water Resources Keshab Mahanta and Irrigation Minister Ranjit Dutta, visited flood and erosion hit areas perpetrated by the Buroi and Chatrong river in Gohpur areas. He also visited relief camps put up in the district and oversaw the facilities given to the camp inmates. Mr Sonowal interacted with camp inmates and asked the district administration to put its men and materials ready to reach out to the flood affected people. He asked Deputy Commissioner, Biswanath Dhiraj Jyoti Kalita to intensify the relief and rescue operations. Taking into consideration of the severity of erosion caused by Buroi and Chatrong rivers, Mr Sonowal directed the water resources department to take immediate steps to give succor to the people. He handed over a cheque worth Rs 4 lakh given as immediate compensation from SDR Fund to the father of Dipankar Bora, who died from drowning.
Later, the Chief Minister visited Naoboicha of Lakhimpur district and took stock of the damage caused to the road by Singora river. He directed PWD Department to restore road traffic. Mr Sonowal also visited relief camp set up at Balitika ME Madrassa and took stock of the facilities put in place for the camp inmates. Altogether 1000 camp inmates from 216 families have taken shelter in the relief camp. MLA Gohpur, Utpal Bora, MLA Biswanath Promode Barthakur were present during Chief Minister's visit to the area. About 25,000 people in three districts of the state continued to be affected by flood. UNI SG BM
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