Guwahati: In order to deal with the current flood situation in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore for the state.
CM Sarma also informed that the state has already released Rs 150 crore to the district authorities. “We have sufficient funds to deal with the situation. Our Govt machinery is working 24×7 to help affected people and undertake relief measures,” said the chief minister.
It is to be noted that the death count has risen to nine in the ongoing pre-monsoon floods and landslides in Assam, where over six lakh people have been hit in 27 districts.
Over 6.6 lakh people were affected and more than 14 thousand houses were either partially or fully damaged in 1413 villages under 27 districts.
More than 48,000 people have been shifted to 248 relief camps.
Hojai and Cachar are the worst-hit districts. More than 1 lakh people have been affected in each district. Whereas, the Dima Hasao district in south Assam remains cut off for the fifth day.
However, the army has rescued more than 2,000 people trapped in the Hojai district as part of ongoing rescue efforts.
Since Sunday, it has cut off-road and rail access to the Barak Valley as well as key portions of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.
The met office in Guwahati has issued a warning of widespread rain across the region over the next four days.
The state has been struggling to maintain the supply of essential commodities in the flood-hit areas and restore communication channels.
The worst affected districts include Cachar, Dima Hasao, Hojai, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Bajali, Baksa, Biswanath, Nagaon and Lakhimpur.