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Silchar MP Rajdeep, DC Keerthi Jalli visit flood affected areas of Cachar

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Administration steps up for surveillance to control market price of essential commodities

HT Correspondent

SILCHAR, May 16: Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy visited the flood affected areas under Katigorah assembly constituency of Cachar district on Sunday.

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MP Rajdeep spent the whole day there and held a meeting with the affected people and listened to their problems, he also inspected the sluice gates and also spoke to the BSF Personal at the borders.

Expressing his views, MP Rajdeep Roy said, “We are committed towards mitigating the sufferings of the downtrodden people in the affected area. We already had a series of discussions with the officials of the concerned departments and hopefully within a short period of time the matter will be resolved.”

On the day, he also visited cyclone victims at Nathanpur TE where houses have been blown away following a torrential rain over the past few days. The affected people have taken shelter in temporary camps, Rajdeep also enquired about food grain supplies.

Rajdeep also lauded the efforts taken by the district administration in such a grim situation and stated that all food supplies and necessary arrangements are being provided by the district administration. He also expressed his deep concern for the damage of crops and road destruction due to heavy rainfall.

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It needs to mention that 41,037 people in 138 villages of Cachar district were reportedly affected by the floods.

As many as 41,037 people in 138 villages of Cachar district have been affected by the flood due to incessant rain over the past few days. So far, 1685 flood-affected people have taken shelter in 12 relief camps. Crops of 2099 hectares of land in the district have been damaged due to the ongoing floods.

According to the statement made by the superintendent of Food and Civil Supply department P K Kalita stated that 32 quintal of rice, 6 quintal of pulses, 1 quintal 80 kg of salt were allocated for the flood affected people under Katigorah assembly constituency, wherein 45 kg of rice, 9 kg of pulses, 32 liter of edible oil and 72 cartons of mineral water bottles have been allocated for distribution of relief in 3 shelter camps of Silchar Sadar Circle.

Meanwhile, Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli also visited flood affected areas under Udharbandh and Borkhola constituency on Sunday and inspected the works that were being carried out to rescue the flood affected people.

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P K Kalita, superintendent of Food & Civil Supply department, said that the district has ample stock of essential commodities. “The administration has stepped up surveillance to control the market price of essential commodities,” he added.

Elaborating on the rescue measures taken by the Cachar Administration, DC Jalli said, “SDRF, BSF and Assam Rifles have been deployed in the district to rescue flood victims.”

“In the current phase, 3100 houses in the district have been damaged due to flooding. Medical teams are also working round the clock in the shelter camps and flood affected areas,” Jalli added

“109 people trapped in Detechchhara were also airlifted and brought to Kumbhirgram with the help of the Air Force,” said DC Jalli.

This is stated in a press release issued from regional office and public relations Barak valley zone Assam.

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