By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 7: The State Government as so far released Rs 22.75 crore for relief and rehabilitation of people in the violence-torn districts of the State.
Gossaigaon subdivision has received Rs 5.70 crore, which is by far the highest amount. The government has released Rs 5.05 crore for Chirang district, Rs 5.30 crore for Kokrajhar district, Rs 3 crore for Dhubri district, Rs 35 lakh for Bongaigaon district, Rs 1.05 crore for Bijni subdivision, Rs 2.10 crore for the Bilasipara subdivision and Rs 20 lakh for the Parbatjhora subdivision.
The fund has been allotted under gratuitous relief (GR) and to buy clothes and utensils. The State Revenue and Disaster Management Department has asked the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Subdivisional Officers (SDOs) of the strife-torn districts and subdivisions to prepare a report of the houses which have been burnt down or destroyed in the violence.
Talking to The Sentinel, Nilomoni Sen Deka, who is the member secretary of the Group of Ministers (GoM) formed by the State Government to monitor the relief and rehabilitation works in the violence-torn districts, said, “We have started visiting the camps to oversee the relief and rehabilitation work. There is no dearth of funds. If any of the displaced people feel that they have not got proper relief and rehabilitation, they should inform the administration about it. The government will give all possible help to the displaced people.”
As per the latest government figures, there are 242 relief camps in the violence-torn districts and a total of 3,50,960 people are living in these camps. There are 63 camps in Kokrajhar district and the number of people living in these camps is 1,26,218. The number of camps in Chirang district is 32 and the number of camp inmates is 57,189. The number of camps in Dhubri district is 133 and the number of camp inmates is 1,52,861. The number of camps in Bongaigaon district is 14 and the number of inmates is 14,700.