GUWAHATI, June 20: State minister Ashok Singhal announced on Tuesday that the issue of “artificial flood” in Guwahati has been significantly resolved. Singhal further stated that the government is tirelessly working to assist those affected by flooding in the state.
During a press conference following an inspection of the ‘Flood free Guwahati’ mission, Singhal addressed the problem of artificial flooding in cities and highlighted the efforts made to tackle it in Guwahati. He mentioned the use of pumps to drain out water in areas experiencing waterlogging, along with addressing the causes of artificial flooding such as clogged drains, inadequate drainage systems, and encroachment of natural water bodies.
Regarding the overall flood situation in the state, Singhal assured that the entire government machinery is on high alert. The priority remains rescuing people, providing relief, and ensuring shelter for those affected. The Chief Minister and other ministers are actively engaged in these efforts.
Heavy and incessant rainfall has affected various parts of the state, including Guwahati, in recent days. The deluge has impacted over 34,000 individuals across 17 districts, with reports of urban flooding in different areas, including Kamrup Metropolitan, Jorhat, Darrang, Kokrajhar and Nalbari. (With inputs from PTI)