GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to construct high-rise platforms and buildings in flood-affected areas so that people could take shelter during floods.
Reviewing the functioning of the department today at his conference room at Janata Bhawan, the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal instructed to ensure that the buildings should be used for public utility during the dry season. Majuli, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Gohpur and Barak valley were decided as locations in today’s meeting for construction of raised platforms and buildings on pilot basis, a press release said.
Assessment of damage caused by floods, relief and rehabilitation measures were also discussed in today’s meeting and the Revenue Department apprised the Chief Minister of various steps being taken in the aftermath of damage caused by flood at various places. Sonowal directed the department to ensure the release of Rs 3,800 to each to the flood-affected families through the newly started scheme in the current year.