Assam floods: MHA team to visit state soon; HM Amit Shah dials Sarma twice

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At least 54 people drowning in flood waters besides 11 buried in landslides, the first wave of Assam flood has killed 71 people
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Guwahati: Union home minister Amit Shah said that a Central team would soon to visit Assam to assess flood situation and damages, said chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

The chief minister said that Shah has informed him about the development personally.

He said that the home minister has dialed him twice on Monday. “Amit Shah ji called twice since morning to enquire about the flood situation in Assam. He informed that a team of officials shall soon be sent by Ministry of Home Affairs to assess the damages caused by the natural calamity.”

Already Opposition parties in the state have been criticizing the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not announcing any special package for the flood ravaged state.

Modi had too dialed Sarma and enquired about the situation last week.

On Monday, Sarma also reviewed the flood situation and ordered the district authorities of the flood affected districts to accelerate relief and rescue operations.

Meanwhile, the state government has sought help from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) in assessing the magnitude of the damages caused by heavy flood in the state.

The IITG to use its drones developed by its startup to aid the relief and rescue work also. Drones developed by IIT Guwahati at its startup venture, Drones Tech Lab, were been used for faster data collection in several projects on land survey, river mapping, agriculture, healthcare and disaster management in the state.

At least 54 people drowning in flood waters besides 11 buried in landslides, the first wave of Assam flood has killed 71 people since April 6 this year.

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