JORHAT/MANGALDAI, July 29: State Agriculture minister Atul Bora along with Bhabendra th Bharali, MLA of Dergaon constituency visited erosion-hit areas at Lalitimukh under in Jorhat district today. He also inspected the breached portion of the Bhogdoi embankment. The minister met the affected people at Lalitimukh.
Earlier Minister Bora participated in a meeting with top officials to review the flood situation in the circuit house here.
Top officials of Agriculture, Veteriry, Food and Civil Supplies, Public Health, Medical and Health, PWD, Water Resource and Irrigation departments were participated in the review meeting.
Addressing the mediapersons Bora said that the Central government has assured that all kind of help will be extended to flood-affected peoples of Assam.
Bora also said that all department heads have been directed to take steps for the flood affected people taking shelter at relief camps.
He added that seed will be supplied to flood affected people for winter season. He vehemently criticized Congress party due to their negligence of flood and erosion problem of Assam.
Renupoma Rajkhuwa, MLA of Teok constituency and Bhabendra th Bharali, MLA of Dergaon constituency also accompanied Bora.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Reduction and Labour and Employment Pallab Lochan Das today visited the flood-affected Darrang district and took stock of the relief and rescue measures of the flood victims.
He along with Mangaldai legislator Gurujyoti Das and Sipajhar MLA Bida Kr Saikia visited the area under worst affected Mowamari Panchayat and Garukhuti Panchayat of the district and interacted with the inmates of the relief camps. Earlier he reviewed the flood situation of the district and its process of relief measures. Meanwhile referring to an allegation reportedly raised by MLA Bida Kr Saikia against Executive Engineer of Mangaldai Water Resource Division Bhogeswar Saikia of not responding his phone calls, the Minister directed the concerned government officials to ensure communication for 24 X 7 during the flood time.
rrayan th, in charge Deputy Commissioner said that a total of one lakh 85 thousand people and 17000 hectares of crop land besides around one lakh fifty thousand live stocks have been affected in 128 villages under four revenue circle of the district. The death of a one two and half-year-old child in No 3 Dholpur village has also been reported in the flood, he added.