Flood situation improves in Assam, rainfall recedes in several parts of MP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): In Assam, the flood situation has slightly improved today as major rivers including the Brahmaputra are showing a receding trend. Jorhat district administration said that reports of inundation of new areas have not been received today. Officials said that nearly 50 thousand people have been affected in Jorhat district alone. Flood waters have also damaged nearly seven thousand hectare of crop land and also affected livestock. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the flood situation yesterday, as he instructed ministers and legislators to visit flood affected areas. He also instructed the Health department to monitor health and hygiene related issues. Sonowal stressed on providing proper relief materials to women and infants. The Chief Secretary appraised that there would not be dearth of funds to tackle flood. In Madhya Pradesh, rainfall has receded giving relief to people in the excessive rain affected districts. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today again reviewed the flood situation at a meeting in Bhopal. He said, situation is fast returning to normalcy in most parts and district collectors have been asked to remain alert. Chouhan informed that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to him over phone and he made him aware about actual flood situation. The Chief Minister said, 15 people were killed in rain related incidents in different parts and three people were missing. (ANI)