Rajnath undertakes aerial survey of flood-hit Assam

| Updated: Jul 30, 2016 19:54 IST

Guwahati, July 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today made an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga in Assam. He was accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh. Singh had earlier reached Guwahati to take stock of the situation as 19 lakh people are reeling under flood in 22 districts of the state. He will visited Bhagatgaon camp to meet flood-affected residents in Morigaon district. The Home Minister will hold a meeting with Sonowal and other state government officers here before returning to Delhi in the evening. The rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra River has made the condition of Assam very critical and many districts have been submerged. The flood situation worsened as new areas have been inundated. The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Biswanath, Kamrup Metropolitan, Chirang, Nagaon, Kamrup and South Kamrup. As per reports, the administration has rescued all affected families as surging water breached Bongaon embankment at Majuli River Island in Jorhat. All the rescued people have been provided shelter in embankments. (ANI)