GUWAHATI, Aug 18: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday called on the Prime Minister rendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him of the situation arising out of the third wave of flood in the State and requested him to send a second Central team to Assam and assess the widespread damage caused by the third wave of flood in the State.
TheGovernor submitted a detailed report of the flood that inundated 27 districts affecting more that 33 lakh people to the Prime Minister. He also drew rendra Modi’s attention of the wide spread destruction that the current wave of flood has perpetrated on the lives and properties of the state. He also informed Prime Minister Modi that the Lower Assam districts that remained uffected by previous waves of flood, this time bore brunt of the deluge which have caused huge devastation including spping off rail-link temporarily, though it has been under brisk restoration now. Giving an account of the initial estimates of the damages, Purohit informed the Prime Minister that the current wave of flood has already submerged 82 revenue circles and around 2970 revenue villages, affecting 1,43,123 hectares of crop area in the state. The flood also took a toll on the infrastructural health of the state like embankments, roads, bridges etc.
Governor sought fincial support from the Centre and help the State Government to recoup the large-scale losses to the rural and agrarian economy. Prime Minister Modi gave a patient hearing and expressed concern over the situation and assured all central assistance to help the State to tide over the problem.