Mizoram: Presbyterian church to donate Rs. 8 lakh for flood relief in Assam’s Silchar

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On Monday, the death toll in the first wave of flood jumped to 134 while over 21 lakh people continued to remain flood affected in the state.
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Flood situation worsen in Assam, over 31.54 lakh people affected, death toll rises to 151
Flood situation worsen in Assam, over 31.54 lakh people affected, death toll rises to 151

Guwahati: A Presbytarian church official stated on Monday that the Presbyterian Church of Mizoram would donate Rs. 8 lakh to flood- hit Assam in order to help flood victims.

The flood situation in the neighbouring state and unanimously decided to donate Rs. 8 lakh in financial aid to flood-affected residents of Silchar town and its vicinity in Assam’s Cachar district,  according to Rev. Vanlalnghaka Ralte, Synod moderator, the highest executive body of the Presbytarian Church.

The help would be handed over to Cachar deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli, Ralte added.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Mizoram has decided to provide drinking water to flood-hit Assam.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga spoke over the phone with his counterpart from Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, about the flood situation and discussed a strategy to supply drinking water to the affected areas in the neighbouring state.

According to Zoramthanga, his government is willing to send trucks carrying drinking water to Vairengte along the interstate border, from which moment those barrels might be sent as quickly as possible to the affected regions.

Sarma thanked Zoramthanga for his gesture and promised to meet with the deputy commissioner of Cachar to ask that he set up the distribution of drinking water from Mizoram.

Meanwhile, the Young Mizo Association (YMA), the sub headquarters Kolasib handed over Rs 50,000 each to the Cachar deputy commissioner and YMA Silchar branch for flood victims on Monday.

On Monday, the death toll in the first wave of flood jumped to 134 while over 21 lakh people continued to remain flood affected in the state.

A total of 22 districts- Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri remained flood affected.

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