Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday visited numerous flood-affected areas of Nagaon and Morigaon districts.
Sarma made a day-long stock-taking visit to numerous flood-affected areas of Nagaon and Morigaon districts taking a first-hand account of the extent of damage the current wave of flood has caused in terms of men and materials.
The Chief Minister took a train journey from Guwahati to Chaparmukh and Kampur in Nagaon district to have a better understanding of the flood scenario in an around the areas nearby the railway tracks.
Based on the observations government would take decisions and make interventions based on needs of the affected areas.
The Chief Minister also interacted with the flood-affected people who have taken shelter at the Chaparmukh Railway Station premises and enquired about the quality and quantity of relief materials being provided to them by the district administration.
The Sharma directed the district administration officials to ensure adequate relief material is provided to the affected population and to extend all possible support to them as far as possible.
The CM said that once the flood-water recedes, the government would take steps to find a permanent solution to the factors which led to the recent flood in the area.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also made visits to relief camps set up at Kampur Adarsha Uccha Madhyamaik Vidyalaya, Kampur College, Kampur Higer Secondary & Multipurpose School, Raha Higher Secondary School and areas in and around these places in Nagaon district.
The Sarma directed the concerned officials to ensure timely supply of relief materials to the inmates of the camps as well as to those who have been unable to leave their inundated residences due to some unavoidable reasons.
The Chief Minister also asked the senior officials of Nagaon and Morigaon district administration to take measure for round-the-clock medical facilities in the relief camps.
Moreover, CM also issued directions to officials to ensure availability of nutritious food, including baby food, as he saw among the inmates of the camps, some women were either pregnant or were lactating.