Hailakandi: An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) - deputed by the Centre - will undertake an assessment of the extent of damage caused by floods in Hailakandi district beginning on February 20 to 23. The Central team was earlier scheduled to visit Barak Valley from February 15 to 17.
The Hailakandi district administration sent a detailed memorandum to the Government of Assam seeking compensation for the damage occurred due to rains and floods in 2018, considered to be worst in many decades. The memorandum comprised details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops. Three persons died and over three lakh people affected in the district due to the deluge in June last year.
The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and officials from all the line departments, will take the team to the worst affected areas for assessment of the damage.
In view of the forthcoming visit of the Central team, a meeting was held by the DDMA with the district heads of all line departments here on Wednesday. CEO, DDMA, EL Fairhiem has directed all the district heads to submit flood damage report along with photographs. The meeting asked the heads of concerned departments to submit SDRF proposals immediately.
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