Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has instructed his ministerial colleagues, MPs and MLAs to visit flood affected areas of the state and to take stock of the rescue and relief works.
The Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation in presence of the Water Resource Minister in Guwahati this evening.
Mr. Sonowal also ordered to repair the breached portion of the river embankments in a war footing manner. He also asked Deputy Commissioners to deploy SDRF and NDRF in rescue and relief efforts.
Around 9 lakh people are reeling under the fury of floods in 21 districts. Flood water has also inundated several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Around 10,000 people are shifted to temporary relief camps by the district administrations. (AIR)