Assam floods: PM Modi to take stock, chair high-level meeting

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 02:15 IST

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Assam on Tuesday and chair a high level meeting with the Chief Ministers and senior officials from the north-eastern states to review the flood situation. According to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Prime Minister Modi will visit Guwahati tomorrow to chair a series of high-level meetings with a number of senior officials to discuss the situation of the floods affecting the states, particularly Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. He will also be looking into the evacuation and the relief operations being held in the state. Matters related to flood management and the damages caused by the floods are also likely to feature in the discussions. Two waves of floods have affected over 25 lakh people in 29 districts of Assam this year, with the administration setting up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centers. Though the current wave of floods has receded, six districts are still reeling under floods and over 2,000 people have taken shelter in the relief camps. The Centre has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh under the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured in the Assam floods. (ANI)

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