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7,976 flood-hit people in Golaghat relief camps

By A Correspondent

GOLAGHAT, July 30 - In Bokakhat, Khumtai and Dergaon subdivisions of Golaghat district, a total of 7,976 people are taking shelter in 31 flood relief camps. As many as 114 villages are reeling under the current wave of flood and 174756.928 hectares of agricultural land and 1,50,326 lakh people have been affected by the flood in Golaghat district.

Meanwhile, Agriculture and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora inspected the flood situation of Golaghat district on Thursday. At the office of the Sub Divisional Officer of Bokakhat, the minister discussed the flood scene in detail with Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Barnali Deka, ADC Mohammad Noor Hussain and SDO Mohammad Al Azhar Ali.

He asked the departmental heads to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to provide succour to the flood-affected people and distribute the flood relief materials properly. The minister further asked the authorities concerned to take necessary action to provide the flood-hit people with clean drinking water in order to prevent the outbreak of diseases. Other officials present in the meeting presented to the minister details about roads, schools, Anganwadi kendras and paddy fields destroyed in the flood.

The minister asked the district administration and the Food and Civil Supplies Department to ensure that the flood situation should not lead to any unnecessary hike in the prices of necessary commodities in the market.

Regarding the safety of wildlife at the Kaziranga National Park, the minister examined the cards issued to check the speed of vehicles moving along the national highway that cuts through the park. Bora said that necessary steps should be taken to ensure the safety of animals moving out of the national park due to the flood.

The minister also visited the flood-hit areas of Dukhutimukh, Gulunga Temera and Brahmaputra village at Khumtai along with the Deputy Commissioner, Barnali Deka, Development Commissioner Khanindra Chaudhury and Circle Officer Loni Borgohain. Personnel of the 63 Field Regiment, SDRF, and 12 NDRF have been carrying out rescue operations in the flood-struck areas of Dergaon and Khumtai.

According to reports provided by the DIPRO of Golaghat, Sulakshana Mithi Kachari, relief materials are being provided to the flood victims. Rice, dal, salt and mustard oil are being provided to the people of the flood-hit areas, she added.

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