Guwahati: In a sigh of relief for the already affected people of Barak Valley, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday, during his visit to the flood-affected region, announced a relief and rehabilitation package for the region to the tune of Rs 100 Crore.
As per official data, Karimganj has been the worst-hit district in the region, affecting nearly 1.25 lakh people, followed by Cachar and Hailakandi.
As per reports, 24 lives have already been lost in the state since the onslaught of flood and nearly two lakh people in the six districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Hojai, Cachar, Karimganj, and Hailakandi are still reeling under the deluge.
Sonowal, along with Water Resource Development Minister Keshav Mahanta, after taking stock of the situation in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts on Saturday and Cachar on Sunday morning, directed the administration concerned to extend all possible support to the affected people.
Sounding cautious on any possible outbreak of disease after the flood water recedes, the Chief Minister asked the Health Department to be alert and form teams for deployment in rural areas. He also directed the water resources department to repair the breached dykes.
The government sources added that of the 22,000 flood-affected people in the region who have received medical treatment, only 4% were suffering from diarrhea and dysentery, while 14% were affected by skin diseases.