GUWAHATI, June 21: The Asom Sangkhyalaghu Sangram Parishad (ASSP) on Tuesday urged the respective deputy commissioners of the state to intensify distribution of relief materials to the flood affected people. Expressing concern over the increasing crisis of food items in the flood hit areas, the Parishad said that the state government should take up all necessary measures to meet the shortage.
Parishad’s president Abdul Aziz, while talking to The Hills Times said, “The state government has been claiming that relief items are being distributed in adequate quantity. However, there are flood hit areas where relief items are yet to be dropped in. Hence, sections of the worst flood affected people are still waiting for government aid and assistance. There is variation in the government’s claims and reality.” Aziz also highlighted that besides the food crisis, the affected people are also in need of medical assistance, as they have been facing an ‘outbreak’ like situation of viral fever.
The Parishad’s president Aziz also asked the deputy commissioners of the entire flood affected districts to provide adequate drinking water, edible items separately for the children, phenyl, bleaching powder, medicines and fodder. He urged the administration to provide mobile health services for the flood affected people. At the same time, Aziz also asked the organisation’s core members to join the administration’s effort to rescue and rehabilitate the affected people.