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Union Home Minister Amit Shah Assures Assam CM of Flood Assistance

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Guwahati June 25:  Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, has assured Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of full assistance from the central government in response to the devastating floods caused by heavy rainfall in Assam. Shah personally contacted Sarma to assess the extent of the water damage and offer support.

Shah took to Twitter and wrote, “Due to heavy rain, people in parts of Assam are facing a flood-like situation. I have spoken to CM Shri @himantabiswa Ji and assured all possible assistance. NDRF teams are already on the ground conducting relief and rescue operations, and adequate forces are on standby. The Modi government stands firm as it has always been with the people of Assam in these difficult times.”

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Chief Minister Sarma expressed gratitude for the Home Minister’s proactive response and concern regarding the flood situation. He stated, “Gratitude Hon’ble Home Minister for your proactive response & concern regarding the flood situation in Assam. The Assam Government is on high alert and providing all assistance to the affected persons. We are grateful to Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji for all the help to the state from the Government of India.”

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the flood situation in Assam has shown slight improvement on Saturday, although the death toll has risen to three. The floods have affected nearly 400,000 people across 15 districts, with the worst-hit being Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, and Lakhimpur.

Currently, 1,118 settlements in 42 revenue circles are submerged, and 8,469.56 hectares of cropland have been devastated. The government has set up 220 distribution facilities and relief camps across 11 districts, providing shelter to 81,352 individuals, including 4,318 children and 41,283 women. Essential items such as rice, dal, salt, mustard oil, animal feed, baby food, tarpaulin, phenyl, candles, and sanitary napkins are being provided to the affected population.

Moreover, erosion has been reported in several districts, including Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Dhubri, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Nalbari, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur, and Udalguri. A landslide incident occurred in Karimganj, and embankments have been damaged at multiple locations in various districts.

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Road damage has also been observed in several districts, including Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Goalpara, Golaghat, Kamrup, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Nalbari, and Tamulpur.

 

The floods have significantly impacted the livelihoods of people, with approximately 964 chickens lost in the Bajali and Nalbari areas. Over the past 24 hours, a total of 410,055 animals, including small and large cattle as well as poultry, have been affected in nine districts. The state government, along with national disaster response teams and the central government, is working tirelessly to provide relief and rescue operations to the affected population.

Continuous monitoring and efforts are being made to minimize the damage caused by the ongoing floods in Assam.

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