GUWAHATI: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the flood-affected Barak valley area where a resident braved flood waters to greet him with a 'Gamusa' on Sunday.
Meanwhile, CM Sarma assessed the damage caused by the flood waters and interacted with the people. Sarma also held a review meeting on the flood situation and rescue operations being carried out in the district.
Notably, around 2.78 lakh people are affected in the Cachar district with 96,689 people suffering in Silchar town alone.
A total population of 1,09,868 are taking refuge in 224 relief camps in the district, including 25,148 people in Silchar.
Taking to his Twitter handle the CM wrote, "Inspected the magnitude of flood & extent of damage at Rangirkhari, Silchar on a boat during my second visit to the flood-hit town. During my more than one-hour inspection, saw the hardships faced by people as most areas are still reeling under floodwaters."
"Our Govt stands firmly with the people of Silchar and we are unwavering in our efforts to lessen their sufferings," he added.
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