Silchar: In the wake of the damage and havoc wave of flood in Barak valley Region Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday held a review meeting with all the heads of the departments and concerned officials at the conference hall of DC's office in Cachar and took a stock of the prevailing flood situation in the Barak valley region.
Prior to the meeting, CM Sonowal made an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of the three districts of Barak valley and visited flood relief camps located at NNTC RME School and Government Boys HS School in Karimganj District and interacted with inmates of the relief camps.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal directed the concerned officials to ensure rescue and rehabilitation of the flood victims.
He also emphasized on the post-flood outbreaks of various infectious disease and instructed the health officials to conduct medical camps on a regular basis. He asked the officials to work round the clock to provide relief items including medicines, pure drinking water flood and other relief materials to the flood-affected people.
Expressing his concern over the havoc caused by the recent wave of flood Sri Sarbananda Sonowal directed the officials to reach out to the flood victims and take every step possible with utmost dedication and sincerity to prevent loss of human lives and livestock. He also laid emphasis on strengthening the vulnerable embankments in the entire region so that damage due to flood can be minimized.
Cachar Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri and Hailakandi Deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli apprised Sarbananda Sonowal about the measures being undertaken to tackle the flood in respective districts.
In Cachar District, a total of 6 relief camps have been set up.
As per the report from DDMA Cachar, 16,231 numbers of people have been affected and 432 hectares of crop area has been damaged due to the current wave of the flood while no loss of human life is reported so far.
In his day-long visit to Barak Valley, Sarbananda Sonowal was also accompanied by Minister of Forest and Environment, Parimal Sukhlabadya, MLAs Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Nomal Momin and Bimal Bora.
The review meeting was also attended by the DIG Southern range P.K Kalita, Commissioner of Barak valley region, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Cachar S.P, Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta, S.P Hailakandi Manish Misra and MLAs of Cachar and Hailakandi districts, Dilip Paul, Amarchand Jain, Aminul Islam Laskar, Kishore Nath, Sri Mihir Kanti Shome were also present in the review meeting.