Guwahati: As the state of Assam is getting worse due to the flood situation, Assam Tourism Brand Ambassador Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday urged her fans to donate funds for Assam Flood Relief.
Priyanka in her tweet also mentioned that she was extremely devasted by all the news coming in from across the Assam and other parts of India.
“It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected,” Priyanka wrote further on her tweet.
She also shared a link of the Chief Minister Relief Fund of Assam.
Also, the Central Government on Tuesday released an amount of Rs 251 crore as a grant-in-aid to State Government towards Central Share of SDRF during 2019-20 on the basis of the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission for relief necessitated by natural calamities.
The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance directed the state government to get this amount along with earlier releases of Central share and entire state share for this year, credited into the account of SDRF in the current year itself, and utilize as per the provision of the scheme for constitution and administration of the SDRF issued vide Ministry of Home Affairs.
It may also be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the ongoing flood situation in the State, while Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Sekhawat will be visiting the State on Tuesday to review the flood situation which has so far killed 15 people and affected over 42.86 lakh others. Of the 15 killed, 13 died in floods while two lost their lives in landslides. The Brahmaputra and all the important rivers are flowing above the danger level.
Sonowal spoke to the Prime Minister on the phone and apprised him of the steps taken by the State government to help the affected people across 28 districts of Assam.