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TYPA demands special packages for flood damage

TYPA demands special  packages for flood damage

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, July 31: Highlighting the grim situation in the aftermath of the floods in the State, the Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Assam (TYPA) has put forward a slew of demands to the state government.
The parishad demands declaration of flood as a tiol problem, to announce special package of Rs 2000 crore as fincial assistance to flood victims, a special package of Rs 200 crore for the flood-affected people of Lakhminpur district and to stop the NEEPCO dam over the Rangadi River as release of water from it led to severe inundation during 2008-2010, stated a press release.
Besides, the forum also demanded to provide relief to those flood victims whose property have been damaged in the disaster, to provide food security for two years to those whose cultivable land had been destroyed by flood, plus a high-level enquiry over irregularities of Rs 391 crore during the construction of embankment at Rangadi river.
The parishad also wants to put forward these demands to Prime Minister rendra Modi is going to visit the state tomorrow.
“Neither the Chief Minister nor the local MLA and Member of Parliament have visited the worst-hit Lakminpur district. The State Government has failed to provide the much needed fincial assistance to the people of Assam affected by flood,” said the publicity secretary of the forum, Dharma Kanta Gogoi.

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