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Sonowal briefs Governor on flood, law-and-order scene

Guwahati, June 25: As several parts of the state are reeling under flood, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan on Sunday and briefed him of the latest flood scenario in Assam and the State government’s response with regard to relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people, a government communiqué said.

Prof Mukhi asked Sonowal to leave no stone unturned to reach out to the flood affected people and provide them relief. As the seasonal floods have hit Dhemaji, Hojai, Lakhimpur, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts, the Governor conveying the Centre’s concern asked the Sonowal to roll out the entire government machinery to provide relief and rehabilitation to the marooned people. The Governor and the Chief Minister agreed that in case of flood water affects more people, the administration should open more temporary relief camps. The Governor however, expressed satisfaction of the State government’s move of announcing a package of Rs. 100 crore for the flood relief and rehabilitation of Barak Valley during Chief Minister’s visit to the valley on June 23 and 24. Sonowal also briefed the Governor on the prevailing law and order situation in the state. The Governor also took stock of the strength of security installations in the state including the presence of central paramilitary forces, the communiqué added.

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